Alan Toyne is team leader of small mammals at Bristol Zoo and co-leads Bristol Zoological Society’s conservation project with lemurs in Madagascar.
He is one of the team of keepers who looks after the tree kangaroos, with the new joey recently making an appearance for the first time.
Bristol Zoological Society has recently launched a fundraising appeal to ensure the future of its work saving wildlife. To find out more or to make a donation, visit www.bristolzoo.org.uk/bzsappeal.
These are Alan’s top-five Bristol favourites:
“There are just too many good places in Wapping Wharf to mention, but the standout for me is Cargo Cantina for mezcal margaritas and tacos. It’s always busy, you can’t book a table, so just turn up and hope for the best and as a result end up sat next to interesting people.”
“Another place in Cargo 2 at Wapping Wharf, I love the souvlaki at The Athenian. It always takes me back almost 20 years to when I was backpacking around Greece.”
“El Rincon is a tiny Spanish bar at the end of North Street. It always has a great atmosphere and feels like being in Madrid.”
The food at St Nick’s Market
“There is always a mouth-watering variety of tasty options. And it’s particularly great when they run the night markets.”
Main photo: Bristol Zoo Gardens