Fundraising

Santa helps snowies!

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!

Orangs are calendar stars

DZG’s four Bornean orangutans are the stars of a 2017 fundraising charity calendar. Amateur photographer, Hollie Gordon, from Blackpool, has included her photographs of Jazz, Sprout, Benji and Jorong in her calendar in aid of the Orangutan Foundation. Hollie, aged 23, who’s supported DZG’s past Onesie Walks with partner, Andrew, said: “I decided to do the Continue reading Orangs are calendar stars

Conservation comes to life

DZG staff and visitors heard all about the vital conservation work being undertaken for the critically endangered blue-eyed black lemur in Madagascar during a special presentation. We’re three years into a five-year pledge to support the Lemur Conservation Association AEECL, which is helping secure a future for lemurs in the wild through a successful education Continue reading Conservation comes to life

Cheer on the abseilers!

We’re sending good luck to the adventurous abseilers who will be tackling Dudley Castle today to raise funds for Balls to Cancer. More than 25 participants will be taking a leap of faith to descend the 70-foot 11th century tower at the heart of the zoological gardens to raise money for the charity, which raises Continue reading Cheer on the abseilers!

British Food Fortnight £1 offer

Our British Food Fortnight celebrations are continuing this weekend as we promote the use of seasonal produce and are offering £1 admission for children so families can find out more! From magnificent Bornean orangutans to cheeky Humboldt penguins, our 1,500 strong animal collection are all tucking into the very Best of British food – much Continue reading British Food Fortnight £1 offer

It's British Food Fortnight!

It’s harvest time and we’re flying the flag for homegrown delights as part of British Food Fortnight. With more than 1,500 animals at DZG and an annual food bill topping £120,000, we have to make sure our pennies buy the very best of British produce, which is why we’re keen to support suppliers on our doorstep. And Continue reading It’s British Food Fortnight!

Anniversary calendar arrives

Our anniversary 2017 calendar has arrived and hit the shelves in the Safari Gift Shop. Customer Services Team Member, Sarah Holt with the new calendar And this time it features some of the zoo’s most popular animals in quirky shots snapped by DZG photographers, Jason Skarratt and Neil Pugh. Zoo Director, Derek Grove, said: “We Continue reading Anniversary calendar arrives