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Winter work woes!

13 February 2016
Winter months at DZG mean extra time to carry out those all-important behind the scenes jobs. It’s the perfect opportunity for staff to catch up on the painting, woodchipping, leaf sweeping and graveling jobs that benefit from a...
DZG's Jay Haywood helps load the scrap with Mason Metals staff

Scrap metal recyclers

12 February 2016
It’s Go Green Week so we’re doing our bit by recycling scrap metal from across the DZG site. DZG's Jay Haywood with the Mason Metals staff And our animals will benefit from some extra food treats thanks to a donation from...
DZG's Onesie Walk is on Saturday, May 7 2016

Dig out those onesies...

11 February 2016
It’s time to dig out those onesies and step out in style to help raise funds for one of the world’s most endangered big cats. This year’s Onesie Walk is taking place on Saturday, May 7 and we’re raising funds to extend...
Trainee Keeper, Josh Luxton, with Ronnie the tapir

Goodbye, Ronnie!

10 February 2016
We’ve waved goodbye to Ronnie the Brazilian tapir, who’s headed up north to Scotland. The six year-old left DZG earlier this week to join the collection at Five Sisters Zoo in West Lothian. Section Leader, Jay Haywood, said:...
DZG celebrates Shrove Tuesday by giving our orang utans some pancake treats

Shrove Tuesday treat!

9 February 2016
DZG’s Bornean orang utans, Jazz and Sprout, had a Shrove Tuesday breakfast treat as keepers whipped up pancakes for the pair. Senior Keeper Sophie Dugmore, pictured above, said: “Our orangs enjoy a well-balanced diet of fruit,...
DZG celebrates Chinese New Year - the year of the monkey!

Year of the Monkey

8 February 2016
We’re celebrating Chinese New Year on site today – and who better to help us than our four critically endangered Spider Monkeys. And as it’s the year of the monkey, Valentine, Charlie, Chester and Evita joined in the fun...
DZG's macaw, Charlie, with her new presents

Charlie's toy treats

7 February 2016
Blue and gold macaw, Charlie, is enjoying new toys thanks to the generosity of her adopter. The popular parrot, who resides in the Discovery Centre, has been treated to two new hanging wooden toys following a £10 donation from Christine...
DZG unveils its five selfie stick winners

Selfie winners

6 February 2016
We’ve judged our selfie competition and chosen our favourite five creative visitors who put themselves into the picture at DZG. Mitchell Payton snaps a ring-tailed lemur in Lemur Wood Zoo photographer Jason Skarratt picked these from...
DZG has had the best January visitor numbers for five years!

Fab Jan figures!

5 February 2016
Flippers up who’s had the best January visitor numbers in five years... DZG has! During the first month of 2016, 4,504 visitors came through the turnstiles of the 40-acre site – 189 more than last year and 542 up on 2013. Zoo...
DZG Construction Supervisor, Carlo Diponio tries out the new barrier system

Barrier system in place

4 February 2016
A new automatic barrier system has been launched in DZG’s car park. DZG's Construction Supervisor, Carlo Diponio, tries out the new automatic barrier system Visitors are reminded they need to buy a £3.50 token from the...