snow leopard

It might be her second birthday today, but that’s no excuse for snow leopard, Taïga’s continued mischief making! The big cat was caught red-handed back in February bringing the enclosure’s waterfall to a grinding halt, as she pulled the plastic piping completely out. Keepers thought they’d deterred the youngster by cementing the pipe back into Continue reading Taïga’s two today!

Recycling purchases birthday gift!

Birthday boy, Margaash, is looking forward to a new scratching post after keepers recycled the old chairlift rope to raise funds! The snow leopard, who is seven today, loves playing with the heavy duty rope, as do our Sumatran tigers and Carpathian lynx, which keepers wrap around wooden posts in their enclosures. Following the recent replacement Continue reading Recycling purchases birthday gift!

Naughty Taïga!

Snow leopard, Taïga, has been up to mischief and broken the enclosure’s waterfall! Big cat keepers couldn’t fathom how the water pipe had been removed from the pool, until zoo member, Karen Edwards shed light on the mystery when she caught the one year-old red handed on camera and showed us the photos! Senior Keeper Continue reading Naughty Taïga!

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

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

Santa helps snowies!

Our female snow leopard, Taïga, is settling into her new DZG home and this week also met Father Christmas, who has pledged to raise money towards our £100,000 big cat enclosure extension appeal. The work, which includes doubling the size of the outdoor snow leopard enclosure and installing a new viewing area and platform, is Continue reading Santa helps snowies!

Taïga's out!

Female snow leopard, Taïga, has taken her first steps into the outside enclosure. The one year-old has been off-show since her arrival earlier this month from Beauval ZooParc in France but was given access to the hardstand area this morning, with male, Margaash, separated in the main part of the enclosure. Assistant Curator, Jay Haywood, Continue reading Taïga’s out!

Taïga arrives at DZG

We’re thrilled to welcome a new female snow leopard to DZG. One year-old Taïga arrived overnight from Beauval ZooParc in France to pair with our resident male, Margaash. Taïga, whose name is a Russian word meaning boreal forest or snow forest, will be kept off-show for the next few days and will slowly be introduced to six Continue reading Taïga arrives at DZG