Look who’s sliding into his fourth birthday in style today! It’s Indah our lar gibbon off to find his birthday treats left inside the internal den by keepers. The birthday boy, who can easily be recognised from the rest of his family by his snowy white fur, was treated to his favourite foods of banana … Continue reading Birthday boy!
Lar gibbon Huggy has been taking some early morning exercise, so he can keep up with the kids! The 18-year-old dad to six-year-old Penny, three-year-old Indah and little Gary, who is just six months, was spotted doing a single leg raise and several stretches to make sure he stays in shape. DZG’s Head of Upper … Continue reading Lar gibbon limbers up!
One of our primate keepers caught our baby lar gibbon Gary having a swinging time during some family fun at DZG. Keeper Debbie Pittaway managed to film mum Meo swinging Gary to and fro as dad Huggy came down to ground level to join in the primate playtime. The delightful clip shows how well the … Continue reading Gary has a swinging time
Primate keepers have discovered our gorgeous lar gibbon baby is a boy and have called him Gary. And our twin ring-tailed lemurs, who were born just four days after Gary, have been given unisex names Sulu and Sarek, as they have not yet been sexed. The lar gibbon and ring-tailed lemurs, which are both classed … Continue reading Gorgeous Gary
DZG has bumper baby news on our primates section following the birth of twin ring-tailed lemurs and a tiny lar gibbon. Keepers are delighted by the arrival of the little lemurs and the lar gibbon, which are both classed as endangered in the wild. The baby lar gibbon (pictured above right), born on March 14, … Continue reading Three new babies!
Learn more about our family of lar gibbons during half term Q&A sessions. Our education staff will be introducing visitors to our family of four lesser apes – dad, Huggy, mum, Meo and their offspring Penny and Indah, during the daily 12pm talk at their enclosure, next to the sealion moat pools. Discover how the … Continue reading Learn about our lar gibbons
It’s officially autumn and we’ve reverted to reduced opening hours. Visitors will now be able to gain entry to DZG from 10am until 3pm, with the site closing 90 minutes later. Zoo Manager Matt Lewis, said: “At this time of year it drops dusk quite quickly out on site, so we always make sure all … Continue reading It’s officially autumn!