Sunday May 31, 2020

What’s new at the zoo

Dublin Zoo attracted more visitors than ever in 2010, and has surplus cash to fund improvements this year

1st January, 2011

Leo Oosterweghel, the director of Dublin Zoo, keeps a rare spider in his home. Every day, he catches flies in a jar, leaves them for a while in the fridge ‘‘to slow them down’’ and then releases them into the spider’s enclosure.

She traps them in her web and eats them.

After two years of this, Oosterweghel said he has become ‘‘quite a good flycatcher’’.

Subscribe from just €1 for the first month!

Exclusive offers:

All Digital Access + eReader



Unlimited Access for 1 Month

Then €19.99 a month after the offer period.

Get basic
*New subscribers only
You can cancel any time.



€149 For the 1st Year

Unlimited Access for 1 Year

You can cancel any time.




90 Day Pass

You can cancel any time.

Team Pass

Get a Business Account for you and your team

Share this post

Related Stories

The best writing and and the biggest stories of 2019 from the Business Post

Richie Oakley | 5 months ago

Denis O’Brien is back in court, residents continue to fight the Council on halting site and a row surfaces in government over rent control proposals

Leanna Byrne | 4 years ago