We’ve completed the second of our £295,000 redevelopment projects in time for Love Your Zoo Week – with our Carpathian lynx loving their extended home! Following the demolishment of the former Geoffroy’s cat enclosure, external contractors and DZG staff have transformed the space into a new internal section for our three lynx, Daisy, Dave and … Continue reading Lynx extension completes
It might be her second birthday today, but that’s no excuse for snow leopard, Taïga’s continued mischief making! The big cat was caught red-handed back in February bringing the enclosure’s waterfall to a grinding halt, as she pulled the plastic piping completely out. Keepers thought they’d deterred the youngster by cementing the pipe back into … Continue reading Taïga’s two today!
We’re delighted to announce DZG has scooped three prestigious honours at the British and Irish Association of Zoos and Aquariums (BIAZA) Awards, which celebrate outstanding achievements in the zoological world. Our £20,000 Baboons on the Bank exhibit, which provides a natural hillside home for our breeding group of gelada baboons was awarded a Silver Award during … Continue reading Hat-trick honours!
We love this video of our Carpathian lynx birthday boy, Dave… Senior Keeper, Sarah Evans, grabbed her phone and started to film the six year-old rubbing himself all over the window of the enclosure’s pyramid viewing dome. Sarah said: “Dave is usually the shyer one of the trio and tends to stay at the back … Continue reading Dave’s birthday antics!
Birthday boy, Margaash, is looking forward to a new scratching post after keepers recycled the old chairlift rope to raise funds! The snow leopard, who is seven today, loves playing with the heavy duty rope, as do our Sumatran tigers and Carpathian lynx, which keepers wrap around wooden posts in their enclosures. Following the recent replacement … Continue reading Recycling purchases birthday gift!
Our beautiful Asiatic lioness, Asha is 11 today! Senior Keeper, Sarah Evans, said: “Asha is mellowing as she gets older, as she has been known to be quite feisty. “But she’s quite a character, so she’s always a favourite with keepers.” In celebration of her birthday, keepers will be treating the big cat to her … Continue reading Asha’s 11 today!
It’s Kyra’s birthday and our beautiful Asiatic lioness is 11 today! If you’re visiting the zoo, make sure you stop by Lion Ridge and wish her many happy returns! And why not treat the birthday girl to some goodies from our Amazon Wishlist? The list, which can be FOUND HERE, is full of useful items … Continue reading Happy birthday, Kyra!
Our gorgeous Sumatran tiger, Joao, is celebrating his 5th birthday today and keepers treated the big cat to a Chinese and Indian takeaway! Senior Keeper, Sarah Evans, pictured above, stuffed two hessian sacks with used giraffe bedding and covered one with soy sauce and the other with curry powder before throwing them to the birthday … Continue reading Birthday takeaway
Sumatran tigers, Daseep and Joao, kept a very close eye on site contractors by watching their every move! Workers have replaced the wooden walkway leading to their viewing window with a smarter tarmacked path, which is also less maintenance for staff. Curator Richard Brown, said: “The tigers were kept inside during times when loud machinery was … Continue reading Supervising Sumatrans
Our snow leopard enclosure appeal has been boosted by the fundraising efforts of an animal-mad eight year-old, who has raised £70 for DZG. Keetan Gill, from Tipton, was motivated to raise money for our £100k appeal after hearing of the death of our female snow leopard, Nanga, last June. Zoo member, Keetan, who’s a regular visitor … Continue reading Kind-hearted Keetan