Discovery Centre

New ferrets!

Three adorable ferrets are settling into their new home in the Discovery Centre. Four month-old brothers, Styx and Jynx and sister, Majik have arrived from Rodbaston College in Staffordshire and are already proving to be firm favourites with education staff. Presenter Heather John said: “The ferrets have settled in quickly and we’re already seeing their Continue reading New ferrets!

Face your spider fear!

It’s the time of year when house spiders are starting to make their appearance in homes across the country and for those with fears of the eight-legged critters, why not let DZG help you face them! Our spider close encounters allow visitors to meet the tarantulas who live in our Discovery Centre, while our education Continue reading Face your spider fear!

14 baby rats

The Discovery Centre’s animal count has been boosted by the birth of 14 baby rats – just in time for Halloween! The pups were born on September 11 to mum, Summer and Dad, Zaffie – who are also new arrivals to the DZG collection. Presenter Heather John, said: “It’s Summer’s first litter and she’s done Continue reading 14 baby rats

Seventh year running

Postgraduate Research students from Birmingham University enjoyed an away day at DZG for the seventh year running, as they learnt about some of the rarest animals in the world. The first year students from the College of Medical and Dental Sciences, spent the morning in the Discovery Centre’s Rainforest Room giving short presentations, before enjoying Continue reading Seventh year running

DZG on BBC

DZG featured on prime time television last night in BBC One’s The Truth About Stress. We welcomed TV presenter, Fiona Phillips and a television crew on site last November, as they filmed three local participants for the show. As part of the programme the volunteers, who were hooked up to chest mounted body monitoring equipment, Continue reading DZG on BBC

Face your spider fear

Are you terrified of spiders and want to face your fear? Then come and join our Arachnophobia Workshop! We’re hosting our first session of the year on Sunday, March 12 where our education staff highlight the truths about the harmless creatures. Marketing Manager Andrea Hales, said: “The workshop is relaxed and informal and aims to Continue reading Face your spider fear

Adelaide's toy snake

DZG’s laughing kookaburra, Adelaide, is benefitting from old stock from the Safari Shop. A rubber toy snake is being put through its paces by the ten-year-old Australian bird, as part of the daily Go Wild! Show. Presenter Heather John, pictured top, said: “Adelaide demonstrates how kookaburras would catch snakes in the wild and visitors can Continue reading Adelaide’s toy snake

DZG makes learning fun!

We’ve extended our popular DZG education programme and are inviting teachers to come and find out more during a free open day! Due to demand we’re now offering more than 60 workshops for 2016/2017, with a diverse range of topics aimed for children in early years up to college-aged students. DZG Marketing Assistant, Louise Curtis, Continue reading DZG makes learning fun!