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Robert Willey and Melanie Robertshaw fed giraffes during their DZG day

A happy Huddersfield couple!

20 December 2014
Huddersfield couple, Robert Willey and Melanie Robertshaw, loved their day as DZG keepers and discovered our chimps like drinking herbal tea! Robert treated Melanie to the gift as a birthday present and the pair had a great day finding...
Even DZG's animals have sprouts on the menu at Christmas!

5 days to go. . .

20 December 2014
There’s five days to go until Christmas and even DZG’s animals have sprouts on the menu at this time of year! Keepers are adding the seasonal treat into many of species’ five-a-day diet including the orang utans, gibbons,...
DZG Assistant Curator, Richard Brown, voices a new interactive tiger display

Richard voices tiger project

20 December 2014
A new interactive tiger display at a West Bromwich museum has literally become a roaring success, thanks to the voiceover talents of DZG’s Assistant Curator, Richard Brown.  Tiddles, a stuffed Bengal tiger, has become the star...
DZG's Asiatic lions had grrreat fun with Santa's old sack

6 days to go. . .

19 December 2014
Asiatic lionesses Kyra and Asha had grrreat fun with some seasonal enrichment following a visit from Santa – six days ahead of Christmas Day! The man in red popped down to their Tecton paddock with one of his old Christmas sacks filled...
Sumatran tiger Daseep

Tiger Tales: Daseep's Blog

19 December 2014
Hi Everyone, There's so much festive partying going on my head is spinning! We've had groups of grotto-ettes on site since the start of the month, there's the daily visit by the Man in Red and his bunch of elves, and then...
DZG's Rothschild's giraffe, Josie, is celebrating her sixth birthday today!

7 days to go. . .

18 December 2014
There’s only seven days to go until Christmas, but there’s early celebrations in the giraffe paddock as it’s Josie’s birthday! DZG’s youngest female Rothschild’s giraffe is six today and Keeper, Gemma...
DZG Customer Services Team Member, Charlotte Westwood, with some of penguins

Penguin popularity

18 December 2014
Penguins have been flying off Safari Shop shelves, thanks to a TV Christmas advertising campaign. Since the launch of John Lewis' Monty the Penguin advert, DZG visitors have been bagging merchandise featuring the black and white...
Photography students from Dudley Colllege join a bespoke penguin feed at DZG

Students put penguins in frame

18 December 2014
Photography students from Dudley Colllege's Evolve campus put penguins in the frame when they came on site for an early morning Creature Feature with our 70-strong group of Humboldts. Senior Keeper, Ben Vanes fed the colony as 12 students...
There's 8 days left until DZG's tapir, Chico, gets extra tummy tickling time!

8 days to go. . .

17 December 2014
Brazilian tapir, Chico, is looking forward to some extra tickling time with his favourite keepers on Christmas Day. And there’s not long to wait as there’s only eight days to go until the big event – which is the only day of...
Media & Comms team Jill HItchman & Rachel Hickman in DZG's new press office

Media team's new home

17 December 2014
DZG Media and Communications staff are celebrating Christmas in their new home by hanging traditional decorations from Victorian beams. Head of Media and Communications, Jill Hitchman explained: "We moved from our original home in the...