BIAZA

DZG attends BIAZA meet

Two senior keepers represented DZG at the annual BIAZA Mammal Working Group Conference. Jodie Dryden and Sam Grove travelled to Yorkshire Wildlife Park for the two-day event which included presentations covering a range of mammalian topics from training and enrichment to conservation and reproduction. Jodie, who attended in her role as co-chair of the BIAZA Continue reading DZG attends BIAZA meet

Josh attends sealion meet

Trainee Keeper, Josh Luxton, has returned to DZG brimming with new ideas after attending a sealion training meeting. The two-day BIAZA certified course at Whipsnade Zoo in Bedfordshire covered a host of topics including the husbandry and training of aquatic mammals, enclosure design and enrichment. Josh said: “It was a really interesting course and it Continue reading Josh attends sealion meet

Active ants!

We’re concluding our creepy crawly crazy week celebrating the planet’s smallest critters as part of BIAZA’s Big Bug Bonanza. While clearing weeds from the chimpanzee paddock, Senior Keeper Jodie Dryden accidentally disturbed a colony of ants – check out this video she captured as the ants moved their eggs away. Can you see the babies inside Continue reading Active ants!

Grabbing the Gap

Have you spotted our blooming lovely wild mini-meadow? We’re taking part in BIAZA’s (British and Irish Association of Zoos and Aquariums) Grab That Gap campaign again this year by creating a mini-meadow for visitors and minibeasts to enjoy. Following last year’s successful growth, DZG’s Conservation Officer, Chris Leeson, re-seeded the ground in front of the Continue reading Grabbing the Gap

Love Your Zoo Week 2017

We had an exciting Love Your Zoo Week as we spread the love about DZG’s animals and conservation projects. As part of BIAZA’s (British and Irish Association of Zoos and Aquariums) holiday campaign we invited people to submit photographs from during their week visit to win an adoption of the pictured animal and we received Continue reading Love Your Zoo Week 2017

Hat-trick honours!

We’re delighted to announce DZG has scooped three prestigious honours at the British and Irish Association of Zoos and Aquariums (BIAZA) Awards, which celebrate outstanding achievements in the zoological world. Our £20,000 Baboons on the Bank exhibit, which provides a natural hillside home for our breeding group of gelada baboons was awarded a Silver Award during Continue reading Hat-trick honours!

Love DZG!

It’s Love Your Zoo Week and we’re encouraging visitors to love DZG as much as we do! Throughout half term we’ll be running lots of love-themed activities to help spread the message about our conservation, education and research work with some of the rarest animals in the world, which we’ve proudly been carrying out for 80 Continue reading Love DZG!