Zeus weigh-in

Zeus, our Southern Cassowary has settled well into DZC and keepers even managed to this week weigh him for the first time on hidden weighing scales!

Staff positioned portable scales near the fence, which they covered with wood chipping, before calling the ten-year-old over.

An unsuspecting Zeus stood on the scales, allowing keepers to note his weight from the digital display on the floor, which they logged in his online health record.

Birds Section Leader, Nicola Wright, said: “We’re really happy with how Zeus has settled in and how successfully we were able to record his weight on the first attempt!

“He’s quickly become a firm favourite with staff and we’ve had lots of lovely feedback from visitors, who are just as excited about him as we are!”