Tree-time treats!

A fallen sycamore tree in the babirusa enclosure was turned into tasty treats for many of DZG’s animals.

A recent night of heavy rainfall caused branches from the large tree to topple, damaging electric fencing between Nick pig’s enclosure and the South American paddock.

Assistant Curator, Richard Brown, said: “Luckily, the animals were all in for the night and unharmed by the tree fall, which we discovered first thing the next morning.

“It was a real team effort; gardeners got to work with their chainsaws chopping up the sycamore, which keepers then distributed to animals across the section.

“Barbary sheep, wallabies, kangaroos, porcupines, giraffes, reindeer and peccaries all enjoyed extra fresh leaves and branches. We made sure nothing was wasted!”