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Use a little animal magic at DZG this Valentine's Day - with help from flamingos

Animal magic for Valentines!

1 February 2015
Use a little animal magic this Valentine's Day and treat your loved one to a DZG adoption for the world's rarest – and cutest – species! And how about flamingos for keeping your romance in the pink?    They'...
Caring for DZG creatures

Isobel’s enjoyable experience

1 February 2015
Animal-mad Isobel Larkin had a tremendous time when she became a DZG Little Keeper for the Day. The creature-crazy nine-year-old, who hopes to be a vet, was treated to the exciting experience for Christmas. The youngster, from Kings Norton...
Bactrian camels at DZG have received a mineral salt lick

Give us a lick!

31 January 2015
Bactrian camels Charles and Jimandi can top up their mineral levels, thanks to the arrival of a salt lick.   Senior Keeper, Lesley Lewis – pictured – explained: "The licks help provide essential minerals that may be...
DZG creature lover Katie

Katie’s keeper dream

31 January 2015
Redditch schoolgirl Katie Medlicott had aspirations to be a vet – until she became a DZG Little Keeper for the Day! Now the 12-year-old animal lover, pictured above with DZG Customer Services Team Member Robert Dickie, wants to be a zoo...
DZG's gelada baboons, baby, Billie and dad, Ebano.

Billie sticks up for mum!

30 January 2015
Brave Gelada baboon baby, Billie, soon squared up to dad, Ebano, after noticing he’d pinched food from his mum, Addis. Lower Primates Keeper, Jade Reddall, who caught the exchange on her camera phone, said: “I had just thrown over...
Sumatran tiger Daseep

Tiger Tales: Daseep's Blog

30 January 2015
Hi Everyone,   I've been busy watching the zoo gardeners this week tidying up trees and hedges near our Tecton enclosure, and it was so tiring seeing all that hard work I just had to have a rest – by rolling...
DZG's Tecton Sealion Pool gets HL-funded makeover

Tecton Sealion Pool makeover

29 January 2015
Team Tecton has moved up the hill  . . . for a 12-week programme to repair our Sealion Pool. And first task for the four-strong team was a specialist steam clean to remove algae and spores in the reinforced concrete in readiness for...
DZG baby gibbon born

Baby gibbon born

28 January 2015
Primates staff are delighted with the progress of a two-week-old Lar gibbon. The youngster was born on January 16  to mum Meo and dad Huggy, who also have a two-year-old daughter Penny. And a few visitors have already caught...
DZG chinchilla experience

Cuddles with a chinchilla

28 January 2015
Danielle Fusco got up close and personal with her favourite animal, a chinchilla, when she became a DZG Little Keeper for the Day. The schoolgirl from Bexley in Kent, pictured above with her mum Dianne, was given the experience for her eighth...
DZG's 1yr old squirrel monkey Gizmo likes sitting by central heating vent

Gizmo's hot spot

27 January 2015
One-year-old squirrel monkey, Gizmo has found a hot spot to chill – next to the huge heating vent in Monkey Tails where he's blasted by warm air! Lower Primates Trainee Keeper Shaun Crompton said: “You can usually...