Half-term visitors got up close and personal with some of our creepy crawlies as we started spreading the word about our support for a global conservation project. ABOVE: Nine-year-old Caleb Corbett and his brother Brecken, aged 11, from Telford, were introduced to some our creepy crawlies by Conservation Officer Chris Leeson. Youngsters got to handle … Continue reading Close encounters
With our exotic animals producing an average of 29 tonnes of waste every month, two new custom made muck trailers are proving to be very useful for DZG keepers! The large trailers, made locally for us by Kaytow in Brierley Hill, carry a tonne of waste each, which has enabled our staff to speed up … Continue reading No mucking around!
Our smallest Discovery Centre critters are finding new uses for empty festive chocolate and biscuit boxes. As the leftover plastic tubs are being recycled into shelters for the likes of our snakes and lizards, including Kimber, our children’s python, pictured above, who slithered into her new home straight away! Head of Education, Phil Turner, said: … Continue reading Recycled hideaways
Blue and gold macaw, Charlie, is getting stuck into new toys and treats following a festive donation from her adopter. Christine Clive, a long-term supporter of the 27-year-old Discovery Centre parrot sent in a stocking full of nutty treats plus the monetary gift which DZG Presenter Heather John spent on a number of goodies from … Continue reading Charlie’s treats!
We’re sending congratulations to our Presentation Assistant, Amy Hickman, who’s been voted our employee of the month. Amy, who’s based in our Discovery Centre, works as part of our education team, presenting the daily talks and feeds, education sessions and also hosts our paranormal events. She received this month’s accolade alongside gift vouchers after being … Continue reading Amy achieves employee award!
We’ve welcomed a new Head of Education to DZG, who’s set to help us spread our important conservation work. Phil Turner, from Milton Keynes, has joined the team from West Midlands Safari Park and is looking forward to introducing lots of new exciting elements to the Discovery Centre. The 34 year-old former zoo keeper, who … Continue reading A new head of education
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!
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!
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
We received a lovely delivery of handwritten thank you letters from a class of Staffordshire pupils who loved their school trip to DZG. The pupils from Carmountside Primary Academy in Stoke-on-Trent, took part in an Africa education session last month. During the hour-long workshop the Year Two children heard all about the animals that live … Continue reading Thank you letters