Kriss Pearson

Five feathered friends

We’ve boosted our bird numbers following the arrival of five northern bald ibis to Dudley Zoo. Three newcomers, also called Hermit ibis or Waldrapp ibis, came from Birdworld in Farnham, Surrey, and the other two from Amersfoort Zoo in The Netherlands. They’ve joined the other ibis we already have on show at Dudley and have Continue reading Five feathered friends

Study time

Keepers Kriss Pearson and Josh Luxton are knuckling down to some serious study as they begin their diploma in zoo keeping. Kriss, from our birds section, and Josh who works with our ungulates and big cats, are just starting their Diploma in the Management of Zoo and Aquarium Animals (DMZAA) – the industry standard for Continue reading Study time

Kriss is a high flyer

Congratulations to our high-flying bird keeper Kriss Pearson who has been recognised for his fundraising efforts and presentation skills. The 25-year-old, who regularly presents the birds of prey display in the Castle Courtyard, has been named Employee of the Month after being put forward for the honour by zoo managers, a visitor and an official Continue reading Kriss is a high flyer