Taïga

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!

Snowies united!

There were head rubs galore when snow leopards, Margaash and Taïga, were united for the first time this week. The introductory process has been slowly monitored by DZG curators and big cat keepers over the last few weeks. But staff couldn’t be happier with this week’s development. Big cat keeper, Sarah Evans, said: “It went brilliantly. Continue reading Snowies united!

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