We have more baby news and it’s another exciting first for DZC in our 85th anniversary year! We’ve welcomed the arrival of five naked mole rat pups! The weird and wonderful species, who first joined the collection in 2018, can be spotted in their heated burrow system in the chimp viewing area. Did you know… … Continue reading Another birth first!
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!