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Boosting barberrys!

11 Aug 17

We’re continuing our Big Bug Bonanza by helping boost one of Britain’s most threatened moth species.

We first began working with the barberry carpet moth in 1993 as we led a multi-zoo partnership to breed and release thousands into the wild. Twenty-four years on, we’re now helping reenergise the project by starting to grow the protected moth’s primary food source on site – the barberry plant. DZG Conservation Officer, Chris Leeson, said: “We’ve …


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