Conservation

Responsible Christmas shopping

Ahead of your Christmas food shop, our tapirs are helping us urge shoppers to help conserve wildlife – including their Malayan cousins – by not buying palm oil products. Many festive indulgences, including chocolate, biscuits, Christmas puddings and mince pies contain unsustainable palm oil, which is devastating the habitats of the likes of Sumatran tigers, Continue reading Responsible Christmas shopping

Sweet Deet!

Keepers have sexed our newest yellow-breasted capuchin and it’s another boy, who they’ve named Deet. The baby was born in September to 16-year-old mum, Dinya and 12-year-old dad, Willow. Upper Primates Section Leader Pat Stevens, said: “Deet’s making fantastic progress and is proving popular with our visitors.” The critically endangered species form part of a Continue reading Sweet Deet!

Another rare birth

We’re celebrating the birth of another critically endangered primate with the arrival of a tiny yellow-breasted capuchin. The baby was born on September 10 to 16-year-old mum, Dinya and 12-year-old dad, Willow and keepers are delighted! Upper Primates Section Leader, Pat Stevens, said: “Dinya and Willow are very experienced parents and the baby seems to Continue reading Another rare birth

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