An animal lover from California had an amazing time when she became a DZG Keeper for a Day. Olivia Berden took part in the experience during a five-week holiday to the UK. The 22 year-old university student, who is studying to become a vet back home in the states, booked the unique encounter after reading … Continue reading Olivia’s amazing day!
DZG’s Asiatic black bear, Inca, is well and truly spoilt by keepers, who buy her tasty goodies each month. Senior Keeper, Sarah Evans, regularly spends her own money to treat the UK’s last remaining moon bear, with sugar-free jams including mixed fruit and strawberry, peanut butter, apple sauce and honey. Sarah said: “At 37 years-old … Continue reading Treating Inca
There are celebrations in the Tiger Tecton today as our beautiful Daseep celebrates her seventh birthday! And to mark her special day we’re giving our two Sumatrans a brand new climbing frame! Curator Richard Brown, said: “We’re hoping to start work on the frame as soon as possible. “The current one has been well used … Continue reading Daseep’s day!
Juicy pear kebabs were on the menu for our meerkat mob this week. Apprentice Jessica Edwards cut up chunks of the fruit before threading them on to a small branch and popping them into the meerkat enclosure. Assistant Curator Jay Haywood, said: “The kebabs didn’t last long, as the meerkats soon ate them up and … Continue reading Fruity meerkat meals
Booking is now open for DZG’s Santa’s Winter Wonderland Grotto and this year he’s got his own special hotline! Visitors can either call and speak to his elves on 01384 215306 or book their own timed slot for the three-week festive period directly through the DZG website by CLICKING HERE. Last year we celebrated our … Continue reading Santa booking’s open!
Brave DZG Keeper Adam Wrench took a leap of faith and raised more than £800 for our Orangutan Appeal. The 27 year-old farm keeper plummeted 10,000ft through the air during a sponsored skydive last week, as he raised money towards our £800,000 target to build a separate outdoor enclosure for our four orangutans – Jorong, … Continue reading Adam’s leap of faith!
School’s back, so why not enjoy a quiet cuppa in one of our DZG 80th anniversary mugs…just like our newest office recruits, Receptionist Claire Phillpotts and Accounts Administrator Assistant Stephanie Williams. The mugs, available from the Safari Shop are priced £5.99 for the colourful winner of our children’s competition which we ran earlier this year, … Continue reading Cuppa time
A HUGE thank you to our Bank Holiday visitors who made our first ever Raptor Day a flyaway success and helped us raise a whopping £869.95! Thousands of people visited the 11th century castle courtyard to see our birds of prey, which included harris hawks, a red-footed falcon, common buzzard and a Northern White-faced Owl, … Continue reading Raptor Day a flyaway success!
A change in fur colour has revealed our first rare black lemur baby to be a girl! The three-month-old was born to first-time mum, Barbara and dad, Bryan on May 15 and has been named Kimmy by keepers. Despite the species name, only the males are black in colour, as the females turn brown a … Continue reading Black lemur sex revealed…
Why not have a really wild start to the new school year by stocking up on DZG branded stationery. We’ve got a vast selection of colourful pens, highlighters, pencils, notepads and rubbers in the Safari Shop perfect for all school bags! Plus we’re still selling our limited edition 80th anniversary merchandise, including notepad and pens … Continue reading Take note…