It’s Advent Sunday and the countdown to Christmas is officially on! There are just four days until our Winter Wonderland Grotto opens to visitors in the 11th century castle and Santa dropped by to check the progress and to make sure his elves have wrapped all the presents ready for distribution. And he was also … Continue reading Santa checks in
Our female snow leopard, Taïga, is settling into her new DZG home and this week also met Father Christmas, who has pledged to raise money towards our £100,000 big cat enclosure extension appeal. The work, which includes doubling the size of the outdoor snow leopard enclosure and installing a new viewing area and platform, is … Continue reading Santa helps snowies!
We have a grrrr-eat opportunity for animal lovers – by offering a 2-4-1 deal on keeper for a day experiences. For all £195 adult keeper experiences purchased before Christmas Eve, participants can bring a friend for free and share the unique behind the scenes day working with some of the rarest animals in the world. … Continue reading A grrr-eat keeper deal!
Father Christmas is inviting you to join him for tea during a special event to help us raise money for our snow leopard enclosure project. Join us for an evening of festive fun on Saturday, December 10 and enjoy a delicious meal with the man in red, before every child receives a surprise gift. Entertainment … Continue reading Join Santa for tea!
We had a fang-tastic October half term as we welcomed more than 9,000 people on site to enjoy our Freak Week activities. And huge thanks for the talented visitors who brought a carved pumpkin for our Hallowe’en pumpkin patch competition, and enjoyed discounted admission in return for the donation. Marketing Manager, Andrea Hales, pictured above … Continue reading Fang-tastic pumpkin effort!
It’s Hallowe’en and carved pumpkins are going down a treat for DZG’s animals! Many of the site’s animals, large and small will be tucking into hollowed-out pumpkins today as part of seasonal enrichment from keepers. DZG Media and Communications Officer, Rachel Hickman, said: “Following our Hallowe’en events throughout half term we had a lot of … Continue reading Hallowe’en treats
We’re celebrating some of DZG’s most popular creatures this weekend as part of World Lemur Festival. And we’re using this opportunity to introduce you to Tom and Jerry – our newly-sexed and named ring-tailed boys! The youngsters were born to Phoebe and Frank in April and are proving popular additions to our walkthrough wood. And … Continue reading Celebrating lemurs!
Cecil the Sinaloan milk snake had a starring role in the launch of Wolverhampton Grand Theatre’s forthcoming Christmas pantomime. The colourful VIP took his place in the official cast line-up for this year’s show, Aladdin, and quickly made friends with the stars – especially actress Lisa Riley who took a particular liking to the friendly reptile! … Continue reading Cecil joins panto launch!
We’re gearing up for a fang-tastic half term at DZG, which promises to be frighteningly good fun for all the family! Join us for Freak Week and get discounted group admission for up to four people by bringing a carved pumpkin for our Hallowe’en pumpkin patch, with an animal adoption of your choice up for … Continue reading Join our Freak Week!
We’ve installed the first digital signs at DZG allowing visitors to keep up-to-date with all the latest ZooNooz, events and offers. Three screens have been installed on site – two in the shop and one on the outside of the flamingo house. DZG Graphic Designer, Rachel Lane, who has worked on the screens alongside the … Continue reading DZG goes digital!