Our red pandas, Yasmin and Gawa, are two of our most popular animals on site and we’re proud to pledge our support to helping their endangered cousins in the wild for the next five years. We’ve committed to supporting Red Panda Network through sponsorship of a Forest Guardian in the Red Panda Protected Forest of … Continue reading Pledging panda help
Surplus fresh cranberries provided a winter boost for our seven chimpanzee girls. Lower Primate keepers fed the leftover festive fruit to the chimps, which they lapped up! Keeper Jade Reddall, pictured, said: “Cranberries are known as being a superfood and are packed full of several vitamins and minerals and as chimpanzees and humans share the … Continue reading Chimps’ post-festive boost
Calling all mums and dads, if you fancy organising a birthday party with a difference for your little monkey this year, then look no further than DZG. Your party animals are guaranteed a really wild time for two fun-filled hours which includes animal encounters, games and food and with two packages available – a Zoo … Continue reading Birthday party promotions!
Huge thanks to two zoo members who have collectively raised £640 for our Orangutan Appeal with products made from their fab photos of our animals. Talented amateur photographers, Kathryn Willett and Karen Edwards, made 2018 calendars and drink coasters respectively to raise the funds towards our £800,000 fundraising appeal to build a new separate outdoor … Continue reading Thanks for the support!
We’re remembering DZG gardener, Paul Oakley, with a memorial wooden bench located in the area where he used to tend. Paul, pictured right, who worked as part of our on-site gardening team – pictured above – for more than two decades, passed away last year. The 66 year-old spent 21 years helping maintain the zoo’s … Continue reading Bench remembers Paul
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!
Our four Patagonian sealions are bulking up during winter. Keepers have upped the amount of food being given to male, Oba and females Marina, Tania and Deisy. Assistant Curator Jay Haywood, said: “Sealions need the insulated blubber layer to protect themselves from the icy waters during the colder months so we give them more food … Continue reading Winter ready
Festive firs from our Winter Wonderland Santa’s grotto are proving to be tree-mendous fun for DZG’s animals. None of the 44 Christmas trees used to decorate the 11th century castle courtyard throughout December are going to waste as they’re now being used for New Year enrichment. The likes of our Carpathian lynx, meerkats, lions, tigers, … Continue reading Tree-mendous fun!
We’re wishing many happy returns to our handsome birthday boy, Jorong, who’s 23 today! And our gorgeous Bornean orangutan is all smiles as he’s heard from the zoo’s finance department that we’re starting 2018 with £223,000 raised towards his new outdoor enclosure. The new exhibit, which we’re aiming to build within the next few years … Continue reading Jorong’s all smiles!
Narna, our Egyptian fruit bat is certainly making sure she’s getting her five-a-day this New Year – just look how much fruit she’s trying to munch on in one go! Keepers snapped the cheeky three-year-old with her feet full of strawberry and her mouth bulging with red grapes! Egyptian fruit bats can eat their own … Continue reading Narna loves her fruit!