Our seven chimps were fed by one of their biggest fans when DZG member Wendy Gray was given a Close Encounter experience. The 54-year-old chimp fan, who visits our seven female apes twice a week and brings keepers treats and toys for them, cried tears of joy when she received the Meet the Chimps experience … Continue reading Wendy’s tears of joy
Our latest little zoo keeper came from the other side of the world to spend a memorable day taking care of our animals. Ten-year-old Lily Townsend had come back to the UK from her Australian home of Sydney to visit family in Leicester and stopped off at DZG for the unforgettable experience. Grandmother Caroline Townsend, … Continue reading Down Under to Dudley!
Steph Meakin had the “best day” of her life when she became a DZG keeper for the day. It was a birthday treat to remember for the 36 year-old from Derby, who took part in the unique experience with husband, Philip. Throughout their experience the couple worked alongside big cat, primate and ungulate keepers and helped … Continue reading Steph’s best day
If you’re looking for a unique Christmas gift for an animal lover, then why not consider a DZG Keeper for a Day and help us raise funds for our new orangutan enclosure. All purchases of adult and little zoo keeper experiences are going towards our £800,000 fundraising appeal to build a new outdoor enclosure for … Continue reading Keeper days raise orang funds
Brazilian tapir, Meena, helped out with Alexia Chapman’s half term school challenge when she became a Little Zoo Keeper for a Day at DZG. Alexia, aged 11, was tasked by her Kingswinford primary school to be photographed reading a book in a unique way during the week-long holiday. And Alexia used her keeper day as … Continue reading Meena helps out school challenge
An animal lover from California had an amazing time when she became a DZG Keeper for a Day. Olivia Berden took part in the experience during a five-week holiday to the UK. The 22 year-old university student, who is studying to become a vet back home in the states, booked the unique encounter after reading … Continue reading Olivia’s amazing 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
A Little Zoo Keeper experience in 2007 started a decade dream to work at DZG for an animal mad eight year-old. Fast forward ten years and Sarah Holt now works in the zoo’s Customer Services department and is helping children have the same experience she did back then, by leading Little Zoo Keeper groups. Sarah … Continue reading A decade dream
Two animal lovers from Stoke-on-Trent had a fascinating day learning about some of the rarest animals in the world when they became zoo keepers for the day. Alison Hopkins and her partner, Chris Colclough, were treated to the unique experience by family last Christmas and visited DZG for the first time to take part. Alison, … Continue reading A fascinating keeper day!
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!