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Closing date for our 2016 calendar competition is now June 30th

Snap to it!

28 May 2015
Amateur wildlife photographers need to get snapping - as the deadline for our 2016 calendar competition has been brought forward slightly. Entries for next year's DZG calendar need to be submitted by June 30th.  Here are some of...
African hunting dog conservationists share their knowledge with DZG staff

DZG welcomes hunting dog experts

27 May 2015
Experts in conservation of African hunting dogs flew into to DZG to share their knowledge of the endangered species with our staff. Managing Director of Painted Dog Conservation in Zimbabwe, Peter Blinston (pictured above left), and Ron van...
Bennetts wallabies Sydney, Taz and a joey join DZG

Three wallabies join DZG

26 May 2015
DZG has said G’day to three new Bennetts wallabies – a male, a female and a joey! The three, who have joined us as part of a breeding programme, have doubled our numbers of the species - taking us from the three we already had, to...
Meerkats dig for grubs from fallen logs found in a forest

Tree-mendous fun!

25 May 2015
DZG meerkats had a tree-mendous time digging for grubs when old logs were added to their outdoor den. Senior Keeper Jodie Dryden brought in old rotten logs she had found fallen in the woods, shown left, and put them in the meerkats' ...
Volunteer carpenter Geoff Benbow puts up a new scratching post for the camels

Itching to scratch!

24 May 2015
Bactrian camel Charles was simply itching to use a new scratching post added his indoor enclosure. The innovative post - made of soft bristle brush heads mounted on a wooden board - was built and put up by DZG volunteer carpenters Geoff...
Getting ready to spread the love on a heart trail for Love Your Zoo week

Love Your Zoo week at DZG

23 May 2015
It’s Love Your Zoo week – and DZG is all set for a week you’ll love. We’ve got a heart trail with the chance to win an animal adoption pack, colouring fun and a packed programme of animal talks and feeds. Love Your...
Sprout's spectacular gymnastic display

Sprout’s wonderful workout!

22 May 2015
DZG's young Bornean orang utan, Sprout, had a blast doing an energetic exercise routine in her enclosure. Delighted visitors and keepers spotted the loveable four-year-old limbering up, stretching, swinging on the ropes and even doing a...
Big cats Margaash, Dick, Dom and Daphne have birthday surprises in store

Purr-fect presents for big cats!

22 May 2015
Snow leopard, Margaash, and Lynx triplets, Dick, Dom and Daphne went wild for special surprises served up for their birthdays. Handsome Margaash, who turns five today, received meat-filled enrichment presents from DZG Team Leader Jay...
DZG gets ready to host the launch of the 50-day countdown to Black Country Day

Ow am ya, Charlie?

21 May 2015
Our blue and gold macaw Charlie is swotting up on the local dialect as DZG gets ready to help launch tomorrow’s countdown to Black Country Day. DZG Presenter Dorrie Hall, pictured left with Charlie, has been trying to teach the 24-year-...
Returning to DZG brought back wonderful childhood memories

An extraordinary birthday present

21 May 2015
Becoming a Keeper for a Day brought back magical memories for Juanita Haney, who last visited DZG in the mid 1960s. Juanita (pictured left), from Crick in Northamptonshire, used to live near Wolverhampton and was thrilled when her partner...