Huge thanks to DZG visitors who helped us raise £503 during International Orangutan Day. Primate keepers manned an information stand, as they raised awareness about the threats facing the critically endangered Bornean orangutan. And through orang-themed raffles and sales of nectar pots in Lorikeet Lookout we were delighted to raise the funds, which we’re splitting … Continue reading Great day for apes!
Bank holiday visitors can help us save barn owls and kestrels today during our fundraising raptor event. Join bird keeper, Kriss Pearson in the 11th century castle courtyard throughout the day, when he’ll be raising funds and awareness about the plight of some of our native birds of prey – with the help of a … Continue reading Learn more about raptors
Eagle eyed visitors can discover all about raptors on Bank Holiday Monday as we host a bird of prey event in the 11th century castle courtyard. As well as the opportunity to get close to a number of raptors including harris hawks, a red-footed falcon, common buzzard and a Northern White-faced Owl, we’ll also be … Continue reading Bird of prey day
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
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
Discover the weird and wonderful world of bugs at DZG this week. We’re celebrating BIAZA’s Big Bug Bonanza with a variety of creepy crawly themed activities. Go on a bug hunt around the 40-acre zoo site and learn some fun facts along the way, as well as getting close to some invertebrates during handling sessions … Continue reading Going big on bugs!
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
Critically endangered Sumatrans, Daseep and Joao, will be helping us raise priceless awareness this Global Tiger Day. All eyes will be on our charismatic pair, who are great ambassadors for their wild cousins on the Indonesian island of Sumatra, where there are shockingly as few as 400 left of their smallest surviving tiger subspecies. Weekend … Continue reading Tiger awareness
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