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Bags of treats for birthday boy Joao

DZG’s double birthday celebration

28 March 2015
Sumatran tiger Joao and Bactrian camel Jimandi are in for some special treats today to mark their birthdays. Handsome Joao, pictured above, is three today and received bags of birthday goodies from Senior Keeper Sarah Evans. She said:...

Tiger Tales: Joao's Blog

27 March 2015
Hi Everyone, It's Joao here, don't tell Daseep but I've decided to write the blog today whilst she's not looking! I'm sure she won't mind as it's my birthday tomorrow and I'm already having a lovely time! I'...
Be a Keeper for a Day and get closer to the world's rarest animals at DZG!

What the Keepers said!

27 March 2015
Our Keeper for a Day packages have proved hugely popular since we introduced them more than a decade ago, and offer a special opportunity to work with some of the rarest and most endangered species in the world. Participants work alongside their...
New steel gate for Sealion Pool

New gates for Sealion Pool

26 March 2015
New steel gates have been hoisted into place in the Sealion Pool as part of on-going renovation work. The specially-made galvanized steel gates replace the former wooden barrier and were fitted by specialist Michael Tupman from Bewdley,...
Lesson in nocturnal animals at DZG

Wildlife detectives

25 March 2015
A group of 60 youngsters from a Redditch school turned wildlife detectives during an educational session at DZG. The six and seven-year-olds from Moon’s Moat First School learned about nocturnal animals in the Day and Night workshop in...
Eggs-pecting chicks on the DZG farm

We’re getting egg-cited!

25 March 2015
There’s plenty of egg-citement at DZG as we get ready Easter – and for the patter of tiny feet. Trainee Keeper Chris Leeson, pictured left, has added several eggs to an incubator and is awaiting the arrival of new chicks just in...
Weighing our DZG tortoises

Tortoises tip the scales

24 March 2015
Eight tortoises are used to stepping on the scales for a fortnightly weigh-in. Every two weeks Ungulates Keepers weigh six African spurred tortoises and two Hermann's tortoises to make sure they are healthy. Ungulates Section...
Scales hidden in wooden shelf help weigh spider monkeys at DZG

Weighty problem solved!

23 March 2015
Assistant Curator Richard Brown’s handiwork has solved a weighty problem for primate keepers – and could be used across other animal sections. Thanks to Richard’s design skills, spider monkeys, Charlie,...
DZG trainee keeper Jade Reddall with chimp artwork

Chimp artwork to be displayed

22 March 2015
Chimpanzee, Mandy has been brushing up on her painting skills – and created a masterpiece for the site's new Press Office walls! DZG Head of Media and Communications, Jill Hitchman explained: "Mandy's artwork came about quite...
Can't stop talking about DZG keeper for the day

Big cat fan's purr-fect day

21 March 2015
Big cat lover Diane Hardingham was thrilled when husband Philip gave her a DZG Keeper for the Day experience  – and a chance to visit his 'home' zoo! And Diane, pictured right with Ungulates Section Leader Jay Haywood...