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Humboldt penguin at DZG

Students' penguin video

1 August 2014
Promotional videos by students at Dudley College's Evolve campus, which were commissioned by DZG, are earning positive feedback from website visitors. Students were tasked with compiling footage to showcase our most endangered species...
Sumatran tiger Daseep

Tiger tales: Daseep's Blog

1 August 2014
Hi Everyone, What a week! A day-long party for Global Tiger Day with all my favourite peeps joining the celebrations and a TV appearance by moi, the international face of the campaign!     It doesn't get much better than...
Sophie and Henry Lloyd-Lucas from Studley, Warwickshire took home a tiger!

Global Tiger Day success

31 July 2014
We had a fantastic time celebrating Global Tiger Day with 2,600 visitors. We raised £324 in funds alongside priceless awareness for tigers in the wild, where there are less than 3,500 surviving, which includes 140 Sumatrans just...
Tributes to DZG's Patagonian sealion, Orry

Tributes to Orry

31 July 2014
Yesterday we announced the death of 22-year-old male Patagonian sealion, Orry. Everyone at DZG has been saddened by his departure, but we were totally unprepared for the Facebook posts we received – more than 230 tributes to the...
DZG male Patagonian sealion, Orry who died today July 30 2014

Death of Orry

30 July 2014
It is with great sadness that we announce the death of DZG's male Patagonian sealion, Orry. The 22-year-old was a great favourite with visitors as the many adoption plaques at his moat pools testify. A true heavyweight, tipping the...
DZG celebrates 37,000 Facebook likes july 30 2014

37,000 FB Likes!

30 July 2014
Great big thanks to everyone who pressed that Facebook button and got us to 37,000 amazing likes! Me and the lads in Lemur Wood want to say a massive thank you  . . . and for those of you out there who haven't yet visited here's...
DZG's new Presenter Dorrie Hall makes friends with Shadow the ferret

Hello, Dorrie!

30 July 2014
DZG's newest Presenter is quickly making friends with residents in the Discovery Centre. Twenty-three-year-old Dorrie Hall, from Leicestershire got stuck into DZG life by leading her debut educational workshop on her...
Final piece of scaffolding is removed from DZG's Tecton entrance

Tecton wraps are off!

30 July 2014
The final piece of scaffolding has been removed from DZG's Tecton entrance as the iconic wave structure is restored to its 1937 glory.   The concrete building is the second Tecton to be fully restored as part of a Heritage Lottery...
It's going to be a grrreat day at DZG for Global Tiger Day

It's going to be a grrreat day!

29 July 2014
There’s grrreat excitement at DZG as we celebrate Global Tiger Day! Daseep and Joao are ready and waiting to meet visitors and help raise awareness for tigers in the wild – where there’s less than 3,500, of which there...
Presenter Pam Midwood with the thank you letters from East Park Primary School

Thanks, DZG!

28 July 2014
Pupils from East Park Primary School in Wolverhampton had such a great rainforest session with DZG’s presenters that they sent a lovely booklet full of colourful thank you letters and drawings following their visit. Forty-five seven and...