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Stock up on stocking fillers

If you’re hunting for stocking fillers for children this Christmas, then look no further than our Safari Shop, which has an array of perfectly small-sized goodies! Topping the list are £3.99 pots of slime, available in a host of rainbow colours, which also come with an accompanying goo wristband. Also how about our Christmas elf Continue reading Stock up on stocking fillers

As the recent snow fell outside, our giant anteater, Romy, was kept entertained indoors with a host of rotten logs which provided her with a host of exciting bug-finding opportunities. The two-year-old loves a good root through the soil in her front den in her search for hidden natural treats, so keepers added bucket loads Continue reading Rotten logs for Romy

Chimps' early festive feast

Sprouts were on the menu for our seven chimp girls, who enjoyed a festive feast, thanks to a donation from The Fellows pub. Bosses at Dudley’s The Broadway-based bar donated eight large tubs of leftover steamed seasonal carrots, sprouts, potatoes and peas to primate keepers who dished them out to our grateful apes. Lower Primates Continue reading Chimps’ early festive feast

Last Christmas postage date looms

Animal-mad adopters are advised there’s less than ONE WEEK left until our last postage date for Christmas. The elves in our marketing team have been busy processing hundreds of personalised festive adoption packages for our exotic animals on site, but are urging purchasers not to miss out on next week’s December 20 deadline if you want Continue reading Last Christmas postage date looms

Snow stunning

We’ve seen plenty of Christmas card worthy scenes here at DZG over the last few days as snow blanketed the 40-acre site and transformed it into a Winter Wonderland! More than ten inches covered the hilly site and provided picturesque glistening backdrops to the few exotic species who enjoyed playing out in the white stuff, but also forced Continue reading Snow stunning

Play Santa to our species

Visitors can play Santa to our animals and help us deliver surprise gifts to some of the world’s most endangered species. We’ve updated our online Amazon wishlist, which gives supporters the chance to help us enrich the lives of their favourite DZG animal this Christmas. The list contains a variety of fun and practical items Continue reading Play Santa to our species

Snow's a love-hate thing!

The weekend’s heavy snowfall brought with it love-hate moments for DZG’s 1,600-strong exotic animal species. While the likes of our red pandas, Humboldt penguins, Patagonian sealions and snowy owls were in their element outside in the wintry weather and our reindeer were literally jumping for joy… The majority of our species including the Asiatic lions, Sumatran Continue reading Snow’s a love-hate thing!

Festive fun with Dudley the elf!

Meet Dudley, the zoo elf, who’s entertaining our Instagram followers with his festive exploits in the run-up to Christmas. It’s his job to spread some extra Crimbo cheer across the 40-acre site with behind-the-scenes posts with our staff and exotic species. So far he’s been snapped feeding our Humboldt penguins, having fun down on the Continue reading Festive fun with Dudley the elf!

Leave a Christmas wish

Young visitors to our grotto are invited to help decorate our festive firs with their Christmas wishes ahead of seeing Santa. Before entering our Winter Wonderland grotto in the 11th century castle, visitors can write out their wishes and messages for Christmas and 2018 on a star and tie them to the branches of the trees Continue reading Leave a Christmas wish