Three DZC keepers took centre stage at the BIAZA Mammal Working Group virtual conference. Lower Primates Section Leader Jodie Dryden, Carnivore Keeper Cheyenne Darkins and Trainee Keeper Chloe Riley all submitted pre-recorded presentations, which were broadcast to zoo professionals at BIAZA collections around Britain and Ireland as part of the online three-day conference. Jodie spoke … Continue reading DZC takes centre stage
Join DZC’s Conservation Officer, Chris, as he provides some fascinating facts about lynx in this week’s mini lesson!
DZC Conservation Officer Chris Leeson brings you another mini lesson – and this week we’re learning more about Sumatran tigers!
Valentine’s Day is just around the corner and we’ve got the purr-fect gift, which will not only woo your loved one, but also help us raise vital zoo funds too! We’re offering a joint adoption package for our loved-up tigers, Daseep and Joao. The limited edition gold adoption is £60 and includes this gorgeous photo … Continue reading Woo & raise zoo funds too!
We’ve got a plea to half term visitors to help us provide scent-sational enrichment for our big cats. We’re running low on stocks of herbs and spices, which we use to encourage natural hunting, tracking and foraging behaviours for the likes of our Asiatic lions, Sumatran tigers and Carpathian lynx. Keeper Josh Luxton … Continue reading Herbs and spices help!
When the zoo’s veterinary team needed somewhere dark to aid ultra scan procedures for our female sea lions, our clever keepers got to work designing the Ultra Pod! The wooden pod features a boxed area for the vet to get into, while keepers can position the sea lion on a platform at the side, with … Continue reading Keepers design Ultra Pod
There’s a real chill in the air these days, but we’ve got a variety of species on site who love the cold weather. Many of these animals are specially adapted to cope with the freezing temperatures in their natural habitats around the globe. And winter’s a great time at the zoo to come and see … Continue reading Cold loving animals!
We’re really excited to announce the arrival of four Arctic foxes – a species we haven’t held at DZG for at least three decades. Keepers collected the four five-month-old brothers from Highland Wildlife Park in Scotland earlier this week. And the brothers, who’ve been named after the Peaky Blinders’ Shelby brothers – Tommy, Arthur, John … Continue reading Arctic foxes arrive!
Further plans have been put in motion to bring brown bears back to DZG following a visit to a four-day international zoo event. DZG Curator Richard Brown and Birds Section Leader Nicola Wright joined more than 900 conservationists at Bioparc Valencia in Spain for the EAZA (European Association of Zoos and Aquaria) Annual Conference. The … Continue reading Bear plans put in place
Patagonian sealion Oba helped us congratulate our latest Employee of the Month, Keeper Josh Luxton, with a great big smacker on his cheek! Josh, a popular choice for this month’s accolade, was presented with a certificate and gift vouchers for his enthusiasm and willingness in helping the media and marketing team promote the zoo’s work. … Continue reading Fishy kisses for Josh!