News

Still time to vote

Time’s running out for visitors to help us choose our 2018 redevelopment project. Since the summer we’ve been asking all visitors who add the ten per cent voluntary donation to their entrance fee to vote for one of three major projects we’ve got in the pipeline involving either bears, tigers or chimpanzees. At the moment, Continue reading Still time to vote

Successful sheet appeal!

THANK YOU to everyone who has donated sheets, towels and duvet covers for our primates – but we’ve got enough for now! We’ve been inundated with bags of linen from generous supporters since we appealed for help in providing our chimpanzees and orangutans with enrichment. Lower Primates Senior Keeper, Jodie Dryden, said: “Thank you to everyone Continue reading Successful sheet appeal!

A champion visit

DZG keepers spotted a familiar face on site yesterday, as the World Number One darts champion, Michael van Gerwen, paid us a visit. The Dutch professional darts ace, who is currently competing in the Grand Slam in Wolverhampton, took time out to learn more about some of the world’s rarest animals here at DZG and Continue reading A champion visit

Name our animals!

Can you help us name our meerkats or flamingos? We’ve discovered 18 of our Chilean flamingos and 13 meerkats don’t have official names on their zoo record, only identification numbers and we want to try and rectify that before Christmas with unique adoptions! Marketing Manager, Andrea Hales, said: “Every animal on site has a permanent Continue reading Name our animals!

Panto partnership extended

We’re thrilled to announce we’ve extended our partnership with Wolverhampton Grand Theatre for the next two years. We’re now their official local pantomime sponsor through to the 2019/2020 season. DZG Marketing Manager, Andrea Hales, said: “We’re delighted to be continuing our partnership with Wolverhampton Grand Theatre for the next two Christmas seasons. “The magic of Continue reading Panto partnership extended

Sam scoops title!

Well done to Senior Keeper, Sam Grove, who’s our employee of the month! Sam, who works with our big cats, ungulates and reptiles, was nominated by colleagues for his commitment and dedication to DZG. Curator Richard Brown, said: “Sam was chosen as this month’s winner because he puts so much time and effort into completing Continue reading Sam scoops title!

Giraffes put through paces

Trainee Keeper Ellis Robinson is putting our three giraffes through their paces during target training. Working with Kubwa, Josie and Kito, Ellis, alongside Trainee Keeper, Josh Luxton, are getting the giraffes to touch a wooden target stick with their nose and hold for at least five seconds. And each giraffe has a different coloured target Continue reading Giraffes put through paces