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Unveiling 2018 plans

As 2017 draws to a close, we’re excited to reveal our plans for next year, which include introducing brand new species to the DZG collection and a summer beach for our younger visitors. Over the coming 12 months we’re getting set to spend £405,000 on animal projects across the 40-acre site including new exhibits for Continue reading Unveiling 2018 plans

Boxing Day bubble & squeak!

Our primates are enjoying Christmas Day leftovers as our keepers whip them up a traditional Boxing Day dish! The likes of our chimpanzees, howler monkeys and gelada baboons will be tucking into lashings of bubble and squeak made up of yesterday’s surplus veggies, including potatoes, peas, sprouts and carrots from keepers’ roast dinners! Lower Primates Continue reading Boxing Day bubble & squeak!

Merry Christmas!

It’s Christmas! We hope Santa stopped off at your house overnight – he certainly paid a visit to our 40-acre site as our exotic species woke to piles of goodies this morning, including our Brazilian tapirs who found their stocking bursting with tasty treats, plus our Asiatic lions and wild dogs who found wrapped enrichment Continue reading Merry Christmas!

All ready for tomorrow!

It’s Christmas Eve and many of our exotic species have their stockings hanging ready for tonight’s VIP visit from the man in red. Santa will be leaving his Winter Wonderland grotto in our 11th century castle this afternoon, so he has time to harness our reindeer and fill his sleigh with gifts, before setting off Continue reading All ready for tomorrow!

Josie's nine today!

We’re wishing our giraffe, Josie, a very happy ninth birthday today! Our three giraffes have been kept snug and warm indoors during the recent cold snap, where temperatures are kept at a constant 22 degrees. But staff have been keeping the trio entertained with salt licks and enrichment feeders. Discover more about the vulnerable species Continue reading Josie’s nine today!

Stock up on stocking fillers

If you’re hunting for stocking fillers for children this Christmas, then look no further than our Safari Shop, which has an array of perfectly small-sized goodies! Topping the list are £3.99 pots of slime, available in a host of rainbow colours, which also come with an accompanying goo wristband. Also how about our Christmas elf Continue reading Stock up on stocking fillers

As the recent snow fell outside, our giant anteater, Romy, was kept entertained indoors with a host of rotten logs which provided her with a host of exciting bug-finding opportunities. The two-year-old loves a good root through the soil in her front den in her search for hidden natural treats, so keepers added bucket loads Continue reading Rotten logs for Romy

Last Christmas postage date looms

Animal-mad adopters are advised there’s less than ONE WEEK left until our last postage date for Christmas. The elves in our marketing team have been busy processing hundreds of personalised festive adoption packages for our exotic animals on site, but are urging purchasers not to miss out on next week’s December 20 deadline if you want Continue reading Last Christmas postage date looms