Say hello to Jinka our baby gelada BOY! The youngster, who was born on March 6, has been named after a market town in southern Ethiopia – the native homeland of the species and was given the moniker by Keeper Stephanie Ballard who was the first to find the newborn. Senior Keeper Jodie Dryden said: … Continue reading Say hello to Jinka!
Dudley Zoo was delighted to welcome 50 primate keepers from across Europe for the first ever macaque species workshop. The successful BIAZA (British and Irish Association of Zoos and Aquariums) Macaque Workshop was led by our Senior Primate Keeper Jodie Dryden with the help of her Lower Primate colleagues. Jodie, also Co-Chair of the BIAZA … Continue reading Macaque matters
Our seven chimps were fed by one of their biggest fans when DZG member Wendy Gray was given a Close Encounter experience. The 54-year-old chimp fan, who visits our seven female apes twice a week and brings keepers treats and toys for them, cried tears of joy when she received the Meet the Chimps experience … Continue reading Wendy’s tears of joy
We’re celebrating National Vegetarian Week here at DZG and Thursdays mean peas are on today’s menu for some of our primates. DZG’s chimps, baboons, macaques, howlers and spider monkeys all enjoy a scatter feed of the tasty vegetable every Thursday and Sunday in addition to their daily diet. But the tiny treats also have another … Continue reading Ha-pea primates!