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Chris Leeson becomes a full time DZG trainee keeper

Chris lands full time job

18 September 2014
Hard work and determination paid off for former DZG volunteer, Chris Leeson who has landed a permanent job as a trainee keeper. Chris, from Birmingham, started full-time employment on the zoo’s farm, after working as a seasonal in the...
DZG's Section Leaders, Pat Stevens and Jay Haywood with their certificates

Management course success

17 September 2014
Section leaders have achieved certificates in management after completing a six-week course hosted at DZG. Pat Stevens (Upper Primates), Jay Haywood (Ungulates) and Kellie Piper (Birds) were all successful in their one-day-a-week studies...
Brave participants faced their spider fears during the Arachnophobia workshop

Visitors face spider fears

17 September 2014
Fifteen brave DZG visitors faced their spider fears during an arachnophobia workshop. Led by Presenter Langan Turner, the participants spent the day learning more about the eight-legged creatures, before they were encouraged to hold one of...
Steph Sawyer completes last minute revision with Dr David Beeston.

Awaiting exam results!

16 September 2014
DZG Trainee Keeper, Steph Sawyer, is hoping her hard work pays off after sitting end of year exams. Steph joined seven other trainees from Drayton Manor, Twycross Zoo and West Midlands Safari Park to...
Dudley Camera Club photograph DZG creatures during a recent meeting

All cameras on DZG creatures

16 September 2014
All eyes were on a variety of Discovery Centre creatures during a recent meeting of Dudley Camera Club. Presenter Pam Midwood, pictured above, visited Central Methodist Church in Dudley, with a collection of animals for the amateur...
winners of DZG's 2015 calendar photo comp

2015 calendar launched!

15 September 2014
There were smiles all round yesterday afternoon as amateur photographers from across the region celebrated the publication of their DZG images in our 2015 calendar. After tea and cupcakes in the Grey Lady Tearoom the winners headed off to the...
A new unisex toilet has opened following a £13,000 renovation

Tecton loos revamp

15 September 2014
A 1937 Tecton toilet block has been given a new lease of life to provide unisex loos for  visitors. The listed building, adjacent to the Triple Tecton enclosure housing Sumatran tigers, an...
Lesley Dalton from Bristol had a fantastic keeper for a day at DZG

Staff make Lesley's day

14 September 2014
When Lesley Dalton became a keeper for the day, not only was she blown away by meeting our animals, but also DZG’s keepers. Lesley, from Bristol, was treated to the experience by husband, Steve for Christmas, when she spent the day...
Keepers share the secret to identifying DZG's three identical lynx cubs

Who's who?

14 September 2014
Big cat keeper, Adam Walker, has sussed how to identify our four month-old Carpathian lynx triplets. Dick, Dom and Daphne are almost identical, so picking out which is which is proving a challenge not only for visitors, but staff as well!...
Grey ghostly figure in castle image

Grey 'ghost' in castle shot

13 September 2014
A family day out at DZG took a spooky twist for Birmingham couple Dean and Amy Harper when they looked over images they'd taken of their visit to the castle courtyard. A shot of the Sharington Range Tudor palace, taken from the top of...