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Work is underway on a new internal den for DZG's 14 meerkats

Meerkat mansion revamp underway

26 July 2014
Work is underway on a new meerkat mansion for DZG’s 14-strong mob, following an anonymous £1,000 donation. DZG’s Development Team is working alongside keepers to build the timber-frame structure for the meerkats, which will...
DZG's face painters created some really wild faces at Wolverhampton Show

Face painters visit Wolverhampton Show

25 July 2014
There were some really wild faces at Wolverhampton Show after DZG’s face painters got to work. Young visitors were transformed into their favourite animal by DZG’s Outreach Team, including penguins, snow leopards, butterflies, dogs...
Sumatran tiger Daseep

Tiger Tales: Daseep's Blog

25 July 2014
Hi Everyone, I've been having a few pamper sessions this week, just to get ready for The Big Day on Tuesday - Global Tiger Day when I've been chosen as the face of the campaign! Imagine that, MOI, leading the most important day of the...
DZG penguin proposal: Dan Pearson & Claire Tedstone

Penguins witness proposal!

25 July 2014
Sixty six penguins witnessed a poolside proposal when Dan Pearson dropped to his knee and asked girlfriend Claire Tedstone to marry him! Twenty-eight-year-old Dan and Claire, 29, of Long Lane, Halesowen are long-standing DZG season tickets...
DZG's education team had a busy June - teaching 4,127 students

Record breaking school figures

24 July 2014
School's out  . . . but we're celebrating record-breaking figures for June with workshops and educational sessions for 4,127 students! Senior Curator Derek Grove, said: “Throughout June our presenters welcomed school and...
Palmers Cross Primary School in Wolverhampton discovered about rainforests

Pupils become Rainforest Explorers

23 July 2014
Palmers Cross Primary School in Wolverhampton visited DZG to discover all about rainforests. Fifty children from Year Three and Four got hands-on with cockroaches, Drake the Rainbow Boa and the Discovery Centre’s stick insects, during...
DZG's snow leopard cub, Makalu

Makalu's hidey-hole!

23 July 2014
Makalu is fast becoming a mischievous little snow leopard! The 14-week-old cub has found a hiding spot in the internal den which he thinks makes him invisible to keepers when lock-up time arrives. Senior Keeper, Adam Walker, said: “Every...
DZG prepares for Global Tiger Day on Tuesday, July 29 2014

Daseep: the face of Global Tiger Day

23 July 2014
DZG’s beautiful Sumatran tigress, Daseep, has been chosen as the face of an international conservation campaign for Global Tiger Day. The annual celebration on Tuesday, July 29 aims to raise awareness of these magnificent creatures and...

Happy Birthday, HRH George!

22 July 2014
Happy Birthday, HRH George! Hope you've had a great first birthday – your namesake meerkats all send their love!       . . . and thanks for all the national news stories including ...
Trilobite, DZG's exciting new education and conference centre

Trilobite on the move!

22 July 2014
Trilobite, DZG's exciting new education and conference centre, is on the move! The state-of-the art building, which will incorporate a centre for zoology, geology and cross-age education with a link to limestone caverns...