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sand castle enrichment for meerkats at DZG

Sand blast for mob!

1 November 2014
Life’s a beach for DZG's 18-strong meerkat mob . . . Not a grain was wasted when a one-ton load of sand was delivered to newly-built Meerkat Manor! Excess sand was shared between the crocodile...
DZG keeper Harley Hunt marks Hallowe'en with one of the lads from Lemur Wood

Pumpkins aplenty

31 October 2014
The spirit of Hallowe'en is alive and kicking at DZG, where there’s been pumpkins aplenty providing tasty treats for many of our animals.   From meerkats to tapirs, orang utans and even our blue and gold...
Sumatran tiger Daseep

Tiger Tales: Daseep's Blog

31 October 2014
Hi Everyone, I'm all set for a fang-tastic Hallowe’en with some spooky blood ice lollies! Those keepers of mine have drained off excess blood from my favourite meat, before freezing it in big buckets and throwing the frozen blocks...
Senior Curator, Derek Grove, represented DZG at the EAZA Annual Conference

DZG joins EAZA meet

30 October 2014
Senior Curator, Derek Grove, represented DZG at the EAZA (European Association of Zoos and Aquariums) Annual Conference at Budapest Zoo. Derek joined zoo delegates from across Europe at the three-day event which saw a packed programme of...
A spooky Hallowe'en pumpkin didn't scare DZG's 18-strong meerkat mob!

Hallowe'en treats

30 October 2014
A spooky Hallowe’en pumpkin didn’t scare DZG’s 18-strong meerkat mob! The pumpkin, complete with an intricate owl design, was carved out by CEO Peter Suddock, but didn’t last long once the meerkats got their claws on...
DZG supports EAZA's  Pole to Pole Creatures in Crisis by 'pulling the plug'

DZG's climate change pledge

29 October 2014
DZG is helping pull the plug on the threats of climate change to animals by pledging to turn down central heating systems across the site by one degree – and Trainee Keeper, Harley Hunt, altered the first thermostat this morning...
DZG's corporate & Sumatran tiger xmas cards 2014

Tiger Xmas cards!

29 October 2014
Ho, ho, how’s that for a Christmas cracker – festive cards featuring our stunning Sumatran tigers, Joao and Daseep! The images used on the cards were taken by DZG's Media and Comms staff and...
DZG's Bornean orangs were treated to Hallowe'en pumpkins

Pumpkins for orangs

28 October 2014
Bornean orang utans, Jazz, Sprout and Benji were treated to Hallowe’en pumpkins as part of DZG's half term celebrations. While Jazz couldn’t get enough of her carved seasonal treat, Benji wasn’t impressed with his scary...
twin pygmy marmosets born at DZG Oct 12, 2014

Twin pygmy marmosets born!

28 October 2014
Say hi to our latest arrivals – twin pygmy marmosets that are already giving mum and dad the runaround! The adorable duo, born to mum Pam and dad Hendrix – pictured below – are currently being kept inside their warm enclosure...
Raptor, DZG’s Red-Kneed Tarantula

Spider adoption up for grabs!

28 October 2014
There’s an adoption for Raptor, DZG’s red-kneed tarantula, up for grabs this half term week!   Young visitors can join the fang-tastic Hallowe’en fun in the farm barn between 12-12.45pm and 2.15...