Durrell is delighted to announce their exciting virtual event, Love Your Zoo LIVE, taking place on Wednesday 29th July and set within the zoo’s beautiful grounds at the picturesque manor house. From the comfort of their own homes, viewers will be introduced to some of the incredible people at Jersey Zoo and around the world who are working to save endangered species from extinction.
Throughout the show Durrell’s co-hosts, Daniel Craven and Emma Caton, will talk to the charity’s CEO Dr Lesley Dickie about what it’s like to run a zoo during a global pandemic, as well as some of the experts working to save one of the world’s rarest frogs on a remote Caribbean island. Viewers will also have the chance to see some spectacular views over Jersey’s north coast whilst finding out all about a special project that has returned a beautiful red-billed bird to the island, and some of Durrell’s experienced keepers will be talking about two adorable new zoo residents!
Viewers can tune in at 18:00 via Durrell’s website, Jersey Zoo and Durrell Facebook pages or their YouTube channel for lots of fun facts and animal antics. The audience can join the conversation too by sending their questions and comments using #LoveYourZooLIVE.
First up: Dr Lesley Dickie, Durrell’s Chief Executive Officer
Leading a zoo through a global pandemic
Next: Matt Goetz, Durrell’s Head of Herpetology Department & Luke Jones, Project Coordinator – Mountain Chicken Recovery Programme
Saving the mountain chicken frog: hot tubs for sick frogs!
Next: Rachel Cowen, Senior Mammal Keeper at Jersey Zoo
The ups and downs of raising a baby aye-aye
Next: Liz Corry, Chough Field Manager & Senior Keeper at Jersey Zoo
A bird on the edge: bringing back the red-billed chough to Jersey
Next: Mark Beresford, Senior Mammal Keeper at Jersey Zoo
Amari: the baby gorilla making everyone smile
Lastly: ‘The Durrells’ actor and Durrell Ambassador, Milo Parker
How playing young Gerry inspired his love for the natural world
Durrell is extremely grateful to 3C International for their support in running this virtual event.