Ungulate winners have a ball!

DZG’s giraffes and tapirs have been enjoying a new toy after Trainee Keeper, Josh Luxton, came top in an online zookeeper competition.

Josh entered a draw on Zoo Keepers Europe – Zoo Keepers Product Review for a Bizzy Bites boredom breaker and was picked as the winner – much to the delight of Brazilian tapir, Chico and Rothschild’s giraffe, Kubwa, who have been having a ball with it!

Josh, pictured below, said: “The boredom breaker is typically made for horses, but is also perfect enrichment for our tapirs and giraffes as it’s very robust.

“It has a refillable lick in the middle, but it can be used in a variety of ways to encourage natural grazing, so for the tapirs we left it on the floor for them to roll around, while we winched it into the air for the giraffes and they all loved it! We’ll definitely continue using it in the future.”