Conservation

Kimmy moves on

We’ve said goodbye to Kimmy, our juvenile Black lemur, who has transferred to Belgium as part of a European breeding programme. As the European Endangered Species Programme (EEP) studbook holder for the entire European captive population, DZG Curator Richard Brown successfully matched our two year-old female (pictured shortly after her birth in 2017) to a Continue reading Kimmy moves on

Going batty for award!

DZG has scooped a prestigious award in recognition of our conservation work with endangered native species. We received a Silver award for our Limestone Bat Project at the BIAZA (British and Irish Association of Zoos and Aquariums), awards, which celebrates outstanding achievements in the zoological world. DZG Conservation Officer Chris Leeson, who heads the project Continue reading Going batty for award!

Blooming in celebration

An area of DZG will forever bloom in celebration of a remarkable little girl who is amazing medics.   We welcomed Maebh Adams and her family on site earlier this summer to scatter wildflowers alongside our Asiatic lion paddock in celebration of Maebh turning 18 months-old – a remarkable feat considering she was given just Continue reading Blooming in celebration

Nuno's sporting gold and black!

Nuno our Humboldt penguin chick is easily identifiable in our 70-strong colony as he’s now sporting a striking gold and black flipper band. And the six-month old, who was named after Wolverhampton Wanderers FC manager by a competition winner earlier this year, has now fledged and is available for adoption, just in time for the Continue reading Nuno’s sporting gold and black!

Conservation vote continues

We’re more than halfway through 2019 and visitors are continuing to vote for which endangered species conservation project they want us to support – with Tasmanian devils currently out in the lead. As part of our commitment to conservation we’ve pledged to donate £12,000 to three hugely worthwhile projects at the end of the year Continue reading Conservation vote continues

Jade's African adventures!

Seeing her beloved geladas in Ethiopia and watching chimpanzees and gorillas at home in the Ugandan rainforests was a dream come true for Senior Primates Keeper Jade Reddall. Our self-confessed crazy gelada girl, Jade, took part in a jam packed 12-day Zoo Keepers tour to Africa, travelling to Uganda, Rwanda and Ethiopia with a group Continue reading Jade’s African adventures!

Buzzing at insect find!

As we continue our BIAZA Big Bug Bonanza, we’re buzzing to discover our 40-acre zoological grounds is providing a great habitat for native bees, wasps, butterflies, moths and flies including a rare beetle! A one-day field study carried out on site by Wolverhampton University Masters graduate, Aaron Bhambra, recorded 35 species of insect, including 18 Continue reading Buzzing at insect find!

Sloth souvenirs

Visitors are eager to take home a souvenir of Reggie, our new two-toed sloth, with merchandise flying off the Safari Shop shelves. Since the arrival of the three-year-old last week, DZG visitors have been bagging themselves sloth souvenirs with cuddly sloth toys and magnets proving the weekend’s top sellers. Retail Manager Isobel Blackwell said: “We Continue reading Sloth souvenirs

Critically endangered pairing

We’re really proud to be in a breeding position for the second rarest bird on the planet, following the arrival of a critically endangered female Asian songbird. The 11 month-old Bali Mynah – one of the world’s most iconic songbird species –  has relocated from Heidelberg Zoo in Germany as part of a European Endangered Continue reading Critically endangered pairing