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!
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
DZG may be closed to visitors today because of the weather, but our reindeer herd are loving the snow – especially this year’s new arrivals Basil, Ivy and Doreen who are experiencing the white stuff for the very first time! It’s business as usual for our keeping team, who arrived in early to work this … Continue reading Reindeer mean snow business!
Tonight’s the night when we head to the panto and we’re guaranteed to have a grand time! DZG is once again sponsoring Wolverhampton Grand Theatre’s Christmas pantomime and we’ve extended an invitation to local children’s centres and charitable groups who have supported us over the past year to join us as our guests of honour … Continue reading Tonight’s panto night!
We’ve launched an online shop for supporters who can’t get to the zoo, just in time for Christmas shopping! The store offers a small range of souvenirs and gifts from our extensive Safari Shop, including stationery, soft toys, cushions, clothes and DZG 80th anniversary merchandise and all purchases help DZG to contribute to vital conservation … Continue reading Online shop launched
The reindeer herd are enjoying their daily visits to the 11th century castle courtyard as part of our Winter Wonderland grotto. And for the first time, our 2017 youngsters, Ivy, Doreen and Basil have been learning the ropes so they too can join Santa. Trainee Keeper, Ellis Robinson, has been working with the herd over … Continue reading Reindeer learn the ropes!
We’ve welcomed a new Head of Education to DZG, who’s set to help us spread our important conservation work. Phil Turner, from Milton Keynes, has joined the team from West Midlands Safari Park and is looking forward to introducing lots of new exciting elements to the Discovery Centre. The 34 year-old former zoo keeper, who … Continue reading A new head of education
Keepers carried out a health check of our youngest yellow-breasted capuchin and weren’t surprised to discover he’s another boy! Chewie, as he’s been officially named, is the seventh baby to be born at DZG since we introduced the critically endangered species in 2011 following his August 22 birth to mum, Holly and dad, Willow. Upper … Continue reading Chewie’s a little cutie!
Christmas is getting closer and our new adopt in a box packages will make the perfect present for animal lovers of all ages. For just £20, visitors can pick the adoption boxes straight off the Safari Shop shelf and with 11 different animal species to choose from there’s plenty of choice. From lions to lemurs, red pandas … Continue reading Adopt in a box!
Our Christmas festivities got well underway yesterday when Santa arrived at DZG, welcomed by the baddie of Wolverhampton Grand Theatre’s pantomime, who officially opened his Winter Wonderland grotto. The Bill star, Graham Cole, who played PC Tony Stamp in the long-running show for 25 years and is starring as henchman Fleshcreep in this year’s DZG … Continue reading DZG Christmas gets underway!