Visitors have helped us raise more than £1,500 for in-situ conservation projects throughout the year by purchasing pots of nectar to feed our rainbow lorikeets. Here at DZG we’re proud to lend our support to important animal campaigns and raise funds for vital awareness projects, including events such as World Camel Day, World Lion Day, … Continue reading Feed raises funds
We’re relaunching our free return offer again for all our January and February visitors. From Monday, every full paying person who visits DZG during the first few weeks of 2018 will receive a complimentary trip on us. Zoo Director Derek Grove, said: “Why not get out in the fresh air and enjoy a stroll around … Continue reading Free offer returns
It’s our final look back at DZG life over the last 80 years and as it’s Christmas we couldn’t resist turning the clock back just four years when our tigers enjoyed some snowy enrichment! It was March 2013 when our Sumatran tiger, Daseep and Amur tiger, Tschuna, were snapped playing in the white stuff, which … Continue reading Throwback Thursday
As 2017 draws to a close, we’re excited to reveal our plans for next year, which include introducing brand new species to the DZG collection and a summer beach for our younger visitors. Over the coming 12 months we’re getting set to spend £405,000 on animal projects across the 40-acre site including new exhibits for … Continue reading Unveiling 2018 plans
Our primates are enjoying Christmas Day leftovers as our keepers whip them up a traditional Boxing Day dish! The likes of our chimpanzees, howler monkeys and gelada baboons will be tucking into lashings of bubble and squeak made up of yesterday’s surplus veggies, including potatoes, peas, sprouts and carrots from keepers’ roast dinners! Lower Primates … Continue reading Boxing Day bubble & squeak!
It’s Christmas! We hope Santa stopped off at your house overnight – he certainly paid a visit to our 40-acre site as our exotic species woke to piles of goodies this morning, including our Brazilian tapirs who found their stocking bursting with tasty treats, plus our Asiatic lions and wild dogs who found wrapped enrichment … Continue reading Merry Christmas!
It’s Christmas Eve and many of our exotic species have their stockings hanging ready for tonight’s VIP visit from the man in red. Santa will be leaving his Winter Wonderland grotto in our 11th century castle this afternoon, so he has time to harness our reindeer and fill his sleigh with gifts, before setting off … Continue reading All ready for tomorrow!
Dudley the zoo elf discovered an early Christmas present for our bird keepers –it’s our newest DZG arrival – a female Victoria crowned pigeon. The impressive blue-grey coloured bird, is the largest pigeon species in the world and is distinguished by the spectacular fanned crest of white-tipped feathers on its head and its striking red … Continue reading Elf discovers a new arrival!
We’re sending congratulations to our Presentation Assistant, Amy Hickman, who’s been voted our employee of the month. Amy, who’s based in our Discovery Centre, works as part of our education team, presenting the daily talks and feeds, education sessions and also hosts our paranormal events. She received this month’s accolade alongside gift vouchers after being … Continue reading Amy achieves employee award!
Asiatic lioness Kyra didn’t waste any time putting her new wooden platform to the test. Curator Richard Brown and Senior Keeper, Sam Grove took advantage of recent wet weather, when our three lions would have sheltered underneath the Tecton cantilever, to keep them indoors so they could rebuild the frame and ladder in one day … Continue reading Lions’ paw of approval!