We’re celebrating a popular bird species today, as it’s Penguin Awareness Day! The annual event helps raise awareness about some of the climate change threats the black and white flightless penguins are facing, including warmer water pushing them out further in search for fish. Here at DZG we’ve got more than 80 Humboldts living in … Continue reading Raising penguin awareness
We’re officially adopters of snow leopard, Makalu, who left us for Darjeeling Zoo six months ago. We’ve pledged to continue financially supporting the two-year-old leopard for the next five years and have received a certificate and paperwork in recognition of the donation. Curator Richard Brown, said: “Darjeeling Zoo is internationally recognised for its conservation work … Continue reading Makalu’s official adopters
DZG’s giraffes were thrust into the TV spotlight as news broke that their iconic species is now sadly threatened with extinction. The International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN) Red List has regraded the giraffe as vulnerable following a devastating 40 per cent decline in numbers over the last 30 years, driven by habitat loss, civil … Continue reading Giraffes in the spotlight
DZG’s Marketing team are busy coping with Christmas requests from animal-mad adopters and are urging purchasers not to miss out on Friday’s deadline. Marketing Manager, Andrea Hales, pictured, said: “Adoptions are always popular at this time of year as they make fantastic gifts for all ages. “They last all year long and also raise funds … Continue reading Christmas deadline looms!
There’s just three weeks left of the year so don’t forget to pick up your DZG 2017 calendar! Our fundraising anniversary edition features some of the zoo’s most popular animals in quirky shots snapped by DZG’s photographers and in recent weeks has been sent off to households as far away as Australia! Media and Communications Officer, Rachel … Continue reading Don’t forget your calendar!
The weather’s turning colder and here at DZG we’re looking out for our feathered friends. We’ve got hundreds of native small wild birds around the zoo site including chaffinches, robins, blue tits, long tail tits and nuthatches who all need a helping hand at this time of year to keep warm. Conservation Officer, Chris Leeson … Continue reading Feed the birds!
We’re celebrating some of DZG’s most popular creatures this weekend as part of World Lemur Festival. And we’re using this opportunity to introduce you to Tom and Jerry – our newly-sexed and named ring-tailed boys! The youngsters were born to Phoebe and Frank in April and are proving popular additions to our walkthrough wood. And … Continue reading Celebrating lemurs!
When the zoo shuts for the day and the animals are locked away, we’ve captured footage of some of our native wildlife who come out to play! DZG Conservation Officer, Chris Leeson has set up special night vision camera traps in certain areas of the 40-acre site and caught on camera badgers and foxes – … Continue reading DZG’s nocturnal activities
DZG highlighted the importance of natural habitats for native wildlife by growing our own mini meadow over the summer. By signing up to BIAZA’s (British and Irish Association of Zoos and Aquariums) Grab That Gap campaign, we transformed an empty patch of land by the peccary enclosure into a carpet of colour complete with poppies, … Continue reading A carpet of colour!
Insects at DZG are benefitting from hundreds of bamboo canes seized from cannabis factories across the West Midlands. West Midlands Police’s Cannabis Disposal Team spotted our plea for garden canes to build more bug houses across the 40-acre site and generously donated two huge bundles, which will soon be turned into new homes for our … Continue reading From drug house to bug house!