DZG animals help woo valentines!

Every day is Valentine’s Day for our loved-up Humboldt penguins, who pair for life, so why not let them help woo your loved one this forthcoming February 14. The flightless birds are monogamous and begin searching for a mate around two years-old, recognising each other through vocalisations. They also nest in the same boxes year-on-year, Continue reading DZG animals help woo valentines!

Charlie's treats!

Blue and gold macaw, Charlie, is getting stuck into new toys and treats following a festive donation from her adopter. Christine Clive, a long-term supporter of the 27-year-old Discovery Centre parrot sent in a stocking full of nutty treats plus the monetary gift which DZG Presenter Heather John spent on a number of goodies from Continue reading Charlie’s treats!

Adopt in a box!

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!

Name our animals!

Can you help us name our meerkats or flamingos? We’ve discovered 18 of our Chilean flamingos and 13 meerkats don’t have official names on their zoo record, only identification numbers and we want to try and rectify that before Christmas with unique adoptions! Marketing Manager, Andrea Hales, said: “Every animal on site has a permanent Continue reading Name our animals!

Celebrating mums

We’ve had a timely birth just ahead of Mother’s Day as ring-tailed lemur, Phoebe, delivered her 12th baby! The busy 15 year-old mum gave birth to her latest offspring in Lemur Wood on Wednesday night and was out and about in the one-acre walkthrough exhibit the next morning with her newborn. Curator Richard Brown, said: Continue reading Celebrating mums

Purr-fect valentine gift

We’re feeling the love here at DZG by offering some animal magic to help you woo your sweetheart this Valentine’s Day. And we’ve got the purr-fect present – a joint adoption for one of our newest couples – snow leopards, Margaash and Taïga. Marketing Manager Andrea Hales, said: “The two snow leopards were introduced in Continue reading Purr-fect valentine gift

Raising penguin awareness

We’re celebrating a popular bird species today, as it’s Penguin Awareness Day! The annual event helps raise awareness about some of the climate change threats the black and white flightless penguins are facing, including warmer water pushing them out further in search for fish. Here at DZG we’ve got more than 80 Humboldts living in Continue reading Raising penguin awareness

Makalu's official adopters

We’re officially adopters of snow leopard, Makalu, who left us for Darjeeling Zoo six months ago. We’ve pledged to continue financially supporting the two-year-old leopard for the next five years and have received a certificate and paperwork in recognition of the donation. Curator Richard Brown, said: “Darjeeling Zoo is internationally recognised for its conservation work Continue reading Makalu’s official adopters