Some of DZG’s animals feature in a new educational CBeebies television series, which began airing yesterday. We took part in the filming of Andy’s Baby Animals back in July, when popular 6’4″ children’s presenter, Andy Day, visited the site to meet one of our baby Humboldt penguins and three newborn peafowl chicks. The 20-part series … Continue reading DZG on CBeebies!
Despite standing at just 20cm tall, little Pascal the burrowing owl has a big personality! The five month-old was abandoned by his parents when he was just a week old and bird keepers stepped in to rear the youngster. The owl, who weighs a mere 134g now considers the staff his parents, noisily chirping whenever … Continue reading Little Pascal’s big personality!
DZG’s Amy Paddock has just completed her first season as a full-time Trainee Zoo Keeper and is loving every second! The 23 year-old, who’s a familiar face on site secured her dream job in July following years of hard work and determination! Amy, from Walsall, said: “I love working here with the people and animals. … Continue reading Amy’s full-time job!
DZG’s laughing kookaburra, Adelaide, is benefitting from old stock from the Safari Shop. A rubber toy snake is being put through its paces by the ten-year-old Australian bird, as part of the daily Go Wild! Show. Presenter Heather John, pictured top, said: “Adelaide demonstrates how kookaburras would catch snakes in the wild and visitors can … Continue reading Adelaide’s toy snake
It’s officially autumn and we’ve reverted to reduced opening hours. Visitors will now be able to gain entry to DZG from 10am until 3pm, with the site closing 90 minutes later. Zoo Manager Matt Lewis, said: “At this time of year it drops dusk quite quickly out on site, so we always make sure all … Continue reading It’s officially autumn!