40 year celebration!

Join us in saying congratulations to one of our longest serving employees, who yesterday reached 40 years working at DZC! Assistant Head Gardener, Antony Gwilt, initially started on a gardening Youth Training Scheme, which involved three days training here at the zoo and two days at college. He had wanted to go into glass cutting, […]

35 years at DZC!

We’re saying congratulations to Zoo Manager Matt Lewis who today marks 35 years at DZC! Starting out as a fresh-faced 16-year-old trainee on the bird section, over the last three and a half decades, Matt has worked his way through the ranks to Zoo Manager, where he now deals with all the operational day-to-day running […]

Congratulations Carl!

We’re sending congratulations to Head Gardener, Carl Stevens, who today reaches a tree-mendous 40 years working at DZC! The 57-year-old was thanked and presented with gift vouchers for his dedication and service by Zoo Director Derek Grove and Zoo Manager, Matt Lewis, and we’ll also be planting an ornamental cherry tree on site in his […]

Andy reaches 45 years!

This Love Your Zoo Week it seems apt to congratulate our longest serving member of staff, who certainly does love DZC, after reaching his 45th year working here!   Zoo Gardener, Andy Palmer, reached the milestone yesterday, when he was thanked and presented with gift vouchers for his dedication and service to the zoo by […]