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DZG Daseep meets Corey

A brilliant birthday gift

28 February 2015
Animal-crazy Corey Beardsmore from Lancashire had a brilliant time when she became a DZG Keeper for the Day. The 21-year-old, pictured left, loved everything about the experience, especially feeding Sumatran tigress Daseep. Corey said:...
Tibetan red pandas at DZG get warm food in winter

Some like it hot!

28 February 2015
Tibetan red pandas, Bornean orang utans and black howler monkeys may originate from opposite corners of the world but they have one thing in common… they all enjoy hot food before bedtime at DZG! On cold evenings,...
DZG chinchilla Crumpet stars in Iceworlds education session

How Crumpet stays toasty!

27 February 2015
Worcestershire youngsters got up close to Crumpet the chinchilla and learned how the critically endangered creatures adapt to the cold. The pupils, from Oasis Academy in Warndon, took part in an Iceworld Explorer workshop in our...
Sumatran tiger Daseep

Tiger Tales: Daseep's Blog

27 February 2015
Hi Everyone, What a busy week it's been backstage – we've had new doors fitted at the rear of the dens so Joao and moi have been keeping a close eye on the comings and goings of the Big Cat staff.   Because we're so...
Assistant Curator Richard Brown replaces new roofs across DZG enclosures

Undercover operation

26 February 2015
Rare species are staying cosy undercover after new roofs have been installed on their DZG homes. The babirusa, Geoffroy’s cat and reindeer sheds and the chimps' tunnel, which leads to their one-acre ...
Loving the DZG skink

An amazing opportunity

25 February 2015
Nottinghamshire schoolboy Maxwell Webster was treated to a DZG Little Keeper for the Day experience as a Christmas present – and left with a day to remember. The 10-year-old’s mum Caroline had researched zoo experiences before...
DZG's male Rothschild's giraffe, Kito is 1 today!

Happy First Birthday, Kito!

25 February 2015
Celebrating our baby giraffe's first birthday was a piece of cake for Ungulates keepers who rustled up a homemade veggie treat for Kito to share with his Rothschild's family!   Team Leader, Jay Haywood said: "We made a...
DZG's conservation message

Conservation is key

24 February 2015
Year 12 students from Wednesbury had a lesson in conservation and the work DZG does in helping protect some of the world’s most endangered animals. The class from Wood Green Academy took part in a Wildlife Conservation session in our...
Red helps get DZG message across

Red alert for lories

23 February 2015
A yellow-backed chattering lorikeet, named Red, is helping presenters highlight the plight of his endangered species by starring in our daily Go Wild! shows. Presenter Pam Midwood said: “The yellow-backed...
Faith's great tit

Birds in the picture

22 February 2015
Three-year-old Faith Healey joined in the fun during National Nest Box Week by adding her colourful picture to a display in our Discovery Centre. The young bird lover, from Shrewsbury - pictured with member of the presentation team ...