Supporting Cikananga

We’ve pledged our support to the Cikananga Conservation Breeding Centre (CCBC) in Indonesia, making it the 16th in-situ animal conservation project we currently financially contribute to each year. Over a five-year period, we’ve assured the CCBC £10,000, to help with their work breeding endangered and critically endangered endemic Indonesian species, particularly songbird species. Following our […]

Baby birds!

Our 40-acre wooded site is home to lots of wild birds and over the last few weeks we’ve been keeping a little secret, which we know some of you discovered for yourselves! Our big cat keepers have been keeping a close eye on a family of robins, who took up residence in the public walk-in […]

Penguins settle in!

It’s World Penguin Day and our three new Humboldt arrivals are settling in well to their new home! Bird Keepers have now integrated the youngsters with our resident five penguins in the public walkthrough exhibit and they’re all getting on swimmingly! You’ll be able to tell them apart for the time being as the juveniles, […]

New arrivals in Penguin Bay!

We’re delighted to share some happy news from Penguin Bay as we’ve welcomed three new Humboldts to DZC to start rebuilding our colony following the devastating avian malaria outbreak. The ten month-old male juveniles arrived last week from Curraghs Wildlife Park in the Isle of Man and are currently settling into an off-show area. The […]

New arrivals fly in!

We’re thrilled to welcome a breeding pair of rare Asian songbirds to DZC’s collection. Keepers collected a 17-year-old male and two-year-old female Sumatran laughingthrush from Bristol Zoo last month and the pair have settled into the newly rebuilt aviary by our Southern cassowary. A very social species, who live in large flocks, they’re also known […]


Seen as a creature of the night, with its silent hunting, spook-tacular stare and eerie screech, the owl has long been a symbol associated with Halloween. But did you know not all owls are nocturnal? And it’s their eye colour which gives away their preferred time to hunt! Owls who hunt during the night and […]

Job well done, Jared!

It was a job well done for Jared O’Neil, who’s been named our latest Employee of the Month.   Jared, who joined us just over a year ago on an apprenticeship scheme, has not only impressed zoo bosses with his attitude and skills, recently receiving a permanent job offer as a Trainee Keeper here, but […]

Sales support conservation

Did you know you help DZC support in-situ animal conservation projects across the globe by purchasing the £1.50 nectar pots to feed our Australian rainbow lorikeets. Daily sales of the sweet liquid in Lorikeet Lookout is currently being put towards our fundraising for Sintang Orangutan Center in Indonesia, where we’re helping fund a Forest School, which will allow […]

Squawk of approval!

Charlie, our blue and gold macaw, has given her squawk of approval for a stunning limited-edition portrait hand drawn by our talented Trainee Bird Keeper, Sophie Savage-Eccles. Sophie has produced the colourful pencil sketch in aid of our forthcoming fundraising efforts for World Parrot Day on Tuesday, May 31 – a week today! As part […]