Tapir crazy Hayley Stone had a 30th birthday to remember after becoming a DZG Keeper for a Day.
The animal-loving delivery driver, pictured above, from Newport Pagnell in Milton Keynes was surprised with the experience by her family.
On my birthday my family had put together a box full of plastic animals and at the bottom was all the paperwork for the Keeper for a Day package, said Hayley.
It was such a surprise and my family chose Dudley especially, so I could meet the tapirs.
The whole experience was excellent and it was great to work with so many different keepers and to get their individual opinions on things. It was a wonderful way to remember my 30th!
Hayleys mum Karen, sister Kelly, brother-in-law Dean and nieces Ava, aged three, and one-year-old Izzy made the trip up with her and a good time was had by all.