Adorable Arctic arrivals!

We’re incredibly excited to announce the birth of our first ever litter of adorable Arctic fox cubs – just in time to meet our half term visitors!  Under the watchful gaze of mum, Grace and dad, Spruce, the cubs emerged from an underground burrow over the last few days, much to the delight of staff […]

Say roaaaaar!

A specialist veterinary dentist was called for when keepers noticed our male Sumatran tiger, Joao, had broken one of his large lower canines. Following consultation with the zoo’s veterinary team, it was decided a root canal procedure was needed and an expert veterinary dentist, who previously carried out treatment on chimpanzee, Barbie, here at the […]

Hello Twenké and Dora!

Say hello to Twenké and Dora, our new bush dogs, who have spent the last few days exploring their new-look habitat. Brought together as a breeding pair, both dogs arrived within days of each other last week, with one-year-old male, Twenké, joining us first from Thoiry ZooSafari in France, while five-year-old female, Dora, was sent from […]

Helga settles in

Have you managed to see Helga over the last few days? The three-year-old wolverine arrived at DZC on Thursday and keepers say she has settled quickly. Curator Richard Brown, said: “Helga has settled brilliantly. “She’s utilising her new outdoor space really well and has been really active as she investigates – she bounds around, it’s […]

Hello Helga!

Say hello to Helga – our new wolverine! The three-year-old arrived from Whipsnade Zoo yesterday and is the first wolverine we’ve held at DZC in our 85 years. She’s moved into the former Howler monkey enclosure, which has been completely redeveloped over the last few weeks. Her crate was lowered into the 1930’s Tecton on ropes […]

DZC takes centre stage

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 […]