BSL trail launch

This summer, come and learn how to sign 12 of our popular animals here at DZC, as we launch a British Sign Language Trail. As part of our ongoing Equality, Diversity, Inclusivity and Accessibility work, spearheaded by our champion, Rosie, we’ve installed permanent visual guides for visitors on how to sign some of our on-site […]

Rainy day summer holiday offer!

We’ve got rainy days covered for the six-week holiday with our free return offer – although puddles provide great wet playtime for Sumatran tiger, Daseep! If you’re already onsite during the school holidays and it rains constantly for over one hour, we’ll give you a return ticket to come back and see us for free […]

Hey Jude!

Football fever is definitely gripping the zoo site as keepers have named our baby Linne’s two-toed sloth in honour of our local lad and England footballing ace, Jude Bellingham! Huge thanks for all your name suggestions on our social media pages for our newest addition, with Jude proving a popular choice! Primate Section Leader, Jodie […]

A Summer of Celebrations!

Join us throughout the six-week holiday for a Summer of Celebrations as we champion a variety of animal species. Each week during the summer, we’ll be hosting different celebratory days with focused games, fundraising activities and information stands. These events will not only shine the spotlight on some of our fantastic animal ambassadors here at […]

Sloth news!

We’ve got news from our sloth habitat… Say hello to Flo and Reggie’s newest arrival! Five-year-old Linne’s Two-toed sloth, Flo, gave birth to their third offspring on June 5, making one-year-old Zippy a big sister! Primate Section Leader, Jodie Dryden, said: “Both Flo and baby are doing really well. With it being her third baby […]

Well done, Tyler!

We’re sending congratulations to train driver, Tyler Morris, who has been named our Employee of the Month! Tyler, who has only recently taken on the driver duties of Dotto, our popular land train, was nominated by Retail Manager, Isobel Blackwell, after receiving excellent visitor feedback. He was presented with a certificate and gift vouchers by […]

Polling Day promotion!

Vote for a DZC day out next Thursday! With lots of schools closed for the General Election a week today (July 4), we’re offering up to two children (aged between 3 – 15) free entry with every full-paying adult, so you can come and learn more about the wonderful animals we care for! And it’s […]

40 year celebration!

Join us in saying congratulations to one of our longest serving employees, who yesterday reached 40 years working at DZC! Assistant Head Gardener, Antony Gwilt, initially started on a gardening Youth Training Scheme, which involved three days training here at the zoo and two days at college. He had wanted to go into glass cutting, […]

FANtastic at 50!

We’re getting ready to celebrate the 50th birthday of our oldest animal, Fanny the chimpanzee and we’re offering discounted admission for visitors to come and help us mark her milestone! Our matriarch chimp turns 50 on June 19 and in celebration we’re offering any four admission tickets for £50 between Monday, June 17 – Sunday, […]