Winter work continues

DZG may be quieter in the winter months, but there is still plenty of work going on behind the scenes.

Keepers use the time to carry out the all-important jobs of re-painting animal houses, sweeping up fallen leaves, laying fresh woodchip in animal enclosures and undertaking routine maintenance across the 40-acre site.

And that’s all in addition to the daily feeding and caring for the hundreds of rare and exotic species in the 1,400-strong collection.


DZG painter Mike Grace sets to work on the sealion fencing and

on children’s play equipment at the Farm.