Loving the lemurs!

Our free-roaming lemurs are loving their new-look home and we’ve had great feedback from visitors too! The one-acre walkthrough paddock, which opens each day from 11am, was relaunched a week ago following a £100,000 facelift and is home to more than 20 black-and-white ruffed, collared and ring-tailed lemurs – including two new arrivals… have you […]

Autumn sun seekers

The weather may be mixed but our ring-tailed lemurs manage to grab some autumn sunshine at a hot spot in their walkthrough home. The sun-worshippers regularly congregate on a wooden ledge at the start of the one-acre Lemur Wood exhibit, which is a real sun trap. Even when it’s not as sunny, the lemurs love the […]

Kirk’s a cutie!

Our newest ring-tailed lemur has been called Kirk, after keepers discovered he’s a boy! The baby was born in March, just prior to Mothers’ Day and is the 12th offspring to mum, Phoebe and dad, Frank. See if you can spot Kirk in our walkthrough one-acre Lemur Wood the next time you visit, where he’s […]

An extra hour to enjoy DZG!

Visitors have extra time to see their favourite DZG animals as we’ve reverted to summer hours. Zoo Manager, Matt Lewis, said: “Last entry is now 4pm, with the 40-acre site closing 90 minutes later. “The extra daylight means our animals get more time to enjoy the sunshine, while the additional hour enables keepers to carry […]

Celebrating mums

We’ve had a timely birth just ahead of Mother’s Day as ring-tailed lemur, Phoebe, delivered her 12th baby! The busy 15 year-old mum gave birth to her latest offspring in Lemur Wood on Wednesday night and was out and about in the one-acre walkthrough exhibit the next morning with her newborn. Curator Richard Brown, said: […]

A smelly stand-off

Primate keepers have captured on camera our ring tailed lemur, Frank, taking part in a stink fight! Lemurs strongly rely on their sense of smell to mark territories and Jade spotted 13 year-old Frank performing the natural scent wafting behaviour towards the black and white ruffed boys in the one-acre walkthrough wood! Keeper Jade Reddall, […]