Today is Penguin Awareness Day, when we highlight the popular black and white bird. Sit back and enjoy another mini lesson with Conservation Officer, Chris Leeson, as he teaches us all about Humboldts… If you’d like us to cover something for an upcoming school topic, then let us know!
We’re thrilled to announce the birth of a critically endangered Colombian black spider monkey, which was captured on camera by one of our delighted primate keepers. Twenty year-old Valentine gave birth to the tiny baby last week just as Senior Keeper, Harley Hunt arrived at their indoor den. Harley said: “As soon as I realised … Continue reading Birth captured on camera
Are your children studying Iceworlds? Need some fun facts on a polar habitat animal? Then sit back and listen to a mini lesson on Arctic foxes!
During lockdown#2 we’re encouraging local residents to help us document nature on our doorstep as part of the Birmingham and Black Country November Nature Challenge. It’s really simple – grab your phone, download the free iNaturalist app and get snapping the wildlife around you – from fungi to foxes! During November there’s also an extra … Continue reading November Nature Challenge
We’re very excited to introduce you to Flo, our female Linne’s two-toed sloth. The one-year-old has joined us from Dierenpark Amersfoort in the Netherlands to partner four-year-old Reggie, as part of a European Studbook Breeding Programme (ESB). DZC Curator Richard Brown said: “Flo’s arrival is fantastic news for the zoo. “It’s been a species we’ve … Continue reading Hello Flo!
Camera trap footage has captured our Colombian black spider monkeys, Evita and Chester, settling into parenthood with their newborn daughter, Nina. At almost a fortnight old, keepers are delighted to confirm the critically endangered primate is female, with her name meaning ‘girl’ in Spanish – the country’s official language. Lower Primates Senior Keeper, Jade Reddall … Continue reading Camera captures newest family
When we received a new wildlife camera, generously purchased for us from our Amazon wishlist, keepers couldn’t wait to try it out – and look what we captured on the first night’s filming… In off-show woodland on site we discovered we have another family of badgers! Conservation Officer Chris Leeson, said: “During lockdown people up … Continue reading Wildlife camera try out!
Our arty apes have been busy over the last few days painting colourful canvasses to help us raise money for World Chimpanzee Day – but they’re limited edition, so you’ve got to be quick if want some original artwork on your wall! Tomorrow’s official day (14th July) aims to raise awareness of the threats to … Continue reading Arty apes
It’s a week of welcomes! Say hello to Connie! Connie is an Asian palm civet, who has transferred to DZC from Askham Bryan Wildlife and Conservation Park in York as part of a conservation programme and she forms a brand-new mixed exhibit with fellow Asian species, our two binturongs, Ellie and Elliot. She arrived shortly … Continue reading Introducing Connie!
We’re sending congratulations to Conservation Officer, Chris Leeson, who has been named as our latest Employee of the Month! Zoo bosses presented Chris with a certificate and gift vouchers for his initiative in setting up the zoo’s Justgiving page to help us raise vital funds while we’re closed during the Covid-19 pandemic. Over the last … Continue reading Congrats to Chris!