Stars visit the zoo!

Panto stars Joe McElderry and Lucy Kay enjoyed some free time meeting the animals at DZG.

The musical pair who are currently appearing in Aladdin at The Grand Theatre in Wolverhampton had a fun morning touring the zoo site and spotting our animals alongside dancer Katrina Ridley, before they headed back for the matinee performance.

DZG is sponsoring this season’s pantomime and we had a great time at the dress rehearsal last month, where we invited local clubs, children’s centres and organisations who have supported us over the past 12 months to join us as our VIP guests.

And we’re thrilled to be teaming up with the theatre again this Christmas for the family show, which has already been announced as Jack and the Beanstalk – and tickets are on sale now!

DZG Media and Communications Officer, Rachel Hickman, said: “Joe, Lucy and Katrina were keen to learn more about our animals and our work at the zoo, so we were delighted to show them round and we also organised a special meet and greet for them to feed our giraffes and ring-tailed lemurs.”

Aladdin runs until January 22, so there’s just over a week left to buy your tickets through the theatre’s box office on 01384 429212.