Conservation

Overseas visitors

New Zealand holidaymakers, Susan, Oliver and Gemma Gosling found time in their busy itinerary to learn more about some of the world’s rarest animals here at DZG. The day of the visit coincided with 10 year-old Gemma’s birthday, who was treated to a Little Zoo Keeper experience, where she met some of the zoo’s tamer Continue reading Overseas visitors

Orangutan awareness

We’re going ape today in aid of International Orangutan Day, as we raise funds and awareness for these magnificent primates. Listed as critically endangered on the IUCN Red List, orangutans in Borneo and Sumatra are facing a real possibility of extinction within the next two decades. Join us for a one-off 12pm talk at the Continue reading Orangutan awareness

A grrr-eat amount for lions

We had a roarsome World Lion Day as visitors helped us raise a fantastic £663.83. Huge thanks to everyone who visited us at Lion Ridge on August 10 as we raised awareness of the threats Asiatic lions face. Senior Keeper Sarah Evans and Trainee Keeper Adam Davey manned an information stand throughout the day, where Continue reading A grrr-eat amount for lions

Majestic lions

We’re joining a global campaign to celebrate the most majestic of all big cats today. It’s World Lion Day and we’re raising awareness of their plight on Planet Earth. We’ll be manning an information and biofact stand outside the one-acre enclosure throughout the day where visitors can discover the threats lions face and ways you Continue reading Majestic lions

Grrr-eat tiger weekend

We had a grrr-eat weekend raising funds and awareness for tigers as part of our Global Tiger Day celebrations. Through a daily meet and greet raffle, tiger face painting and sales of dress-up tiger ears and tails, we raised £549.96 for 21st Century Tiger, which does sterling work supporting conservation projects who are working to Continue reading Grrr-eat tiger weekend

Orangutan appeal area

Visitors can keep track of fundraising efforts for our new £800,000 orang utan enclosure in our official appeal area. We’re planning to create an entirely separate outdoor exhibit for our popular Bornean orangutans and aim to start work within three years. To help us reach our target we’ve built a totaliser wall alongside the orangutan Continue reading Orangutan appeal area