Look out for a couple of familiar faces on tonight’s episode of the Channel 4 documentary series The Secret Life of the Zoo! DZG Curator Richard Brown and Senior Primate Keeper Jodie Dryden have a small starring role in the programme, on at 8pm, which looks at life behind the scenes at Chester Zoo. The … Continue reading Familiar faces on film
DZG keepers make sure all animals are happy in their environment and for our naked mole rats that means having the radio on non-stop! Behind the scenes of the weird and wonderful East African creatures’ specially-built burrow, the radio is left playing around the clock as the cold-blooded and hairless mammals are incredibly sensitive to … Continue reading Round-the-clock radio
Keepers caught up with our fascinating naked mole rats to give them health checks and new names. The five hairless mammals – a brand new species to our collection – have all tipped the scales at healthy weights and been given East African names. Our queen naked mole rat – who weighed in at 54g … Continue reading Mole rat medicals
We’re very excited to introduce a brand new animal species to the DZG collection – meet our naked mole rats! These weird and wonderful creatures arrived from Chester Zoo earlier this week and are settling into their specially-built burrow in the indoor viewing area of the chimpanzee exhibit on the lower zoo site. Curator Richard … Continue reading Meet our naked mole rats!