Carnivores

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 Continue reading Helga settles in

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 Continue reading Hello Helga!

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 Continue reading DZC takes centre stage

Woo & raise zoo funds too!

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!

Arctic foxes arrive!

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!