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Designer Annabel for Cakebomb with Asst Curator Richard Brown & tiger cake

Cake's a grrreat success!

20 April 2014
A massive thanks to staff at Oak Furniture Land, in Merry Hill, for their generosity in donating an incredible tiger cake made by talented designer Annabel de Vetten, for Cakebomb. The giant confectionery creation offered up to more than 100...
DZG's bantam chicken, Lacey, makes farm keepers hunt out her eggs every day!

Keepers' egg hunt

20 April 2014
It’s not just Easter Sunday when farm keepers have to hunt out eggs  - as one mischievous hen is making them search every single day. Twelve-month-old Bantam hen, Lacey, prefers the more unusual locations to lay her eggs, from the...
Cake of sumatran tigress, Daseep's head for Easter visitors

Tiger cake's arrived!

19 April 2014
The tiger cake has arrived - and it's simply grrrreat!!!    Just look at this absolutely amazing confectionery creation by talented cake designer Annabel for Cakebomb. A HUGE thanks to my special friends at ...
DZG's parrots are being treated to an egg-stra nutritious Easter treat

Parrots' Easter treats

19 April 2014
DZG's parrots are being treated to an eggs-tra nutritious Easter treat this weekend. As bird keepers are giving them hard-boiled chicken eggs to boost their protein and vitamin levels. Birds Section Leader, Kellie Piper, said: “We...
DZG's new car park has a different postcode

New DZG postcode

19 April 2014
A brand new postcode is helping visitors reach their DZG destination. Our new car and coach parking facilities off Tipton Road, built as part of a £4.5million West Midlands European Regional Development Fund investment into...
Sumatran tiger Daseep

Mmmm, cake . . .

19 April 2014
Here's me dreaming about the scrumptious cake I'm getting later on today. Those lovely people at the newly-opened Oak Furniture Land store at Merry Hill are so in love with me that they're sending over my very own GIANT cake to share...
Set for Easter teatime with DZG's Sumatran tigers Daseep & Joao

Teatime with tigers

18 April 2014
Listen up . . . just heard there's going to be a special Easter TEATIME WITH THE TIGERS tomorrow afternoon!! Those brilliant people at the newly-opened Oak Furniture Land store at Merry Hill are so in love with me that they're...
Sumatran tiger Daseep

Tiger Tales: Daseep's Blog

18 April 2014
Hi Everyone, It's been a busy time on site with everyone getting in training for next month's sponsored Onesie Walk – you wouldn't believe some of the outfits staff are wearing. Joao and me lost count of...
DZG's Jungle nymph, Big Mama, laid a clutch of eggs just in time for Easter

Big Mama's Easter delivery

18 April 2014
DZG Presenters had a special delivery of Easter eggs this week – laid by the Discovery Centre’s Jungle nymph, Big Mama. The two-year-old female nymph, which is the heaviest species of stick insect, laid her eggs in the soil of her...
Natasha Vinall had an 18th to remember when she became a keeper at DZG

A present to remember

17 April 2014
An animal lover from Banbury had an 18th birthday present to remember, when she became a DZG keeper for the day. Natasha Vinall is currently studying an extended level three diploma in animal welfare and management, so her mum, Justine, knew...