We’re sending more than £250 to a project helping to protect macaques in Indonesia, thanks to generous DZG visitors. The terrific total of £257.40 was raised during International Macaque Week when primate keepers held an awareness event throughout the last Bank Holiday weekend. An information stand was set up in the Castle Courtyard and keepers were on hand … Continue reading Money for macaques
Our latest Employee of the Month, Langan Turner, came to the aid of some visitors who braved a blizzard to get to DZG. The Education Presenter, who gives daily talks, runs school workshops and looks after our small animals in the Discovery Centre, was nominated for the award by several members of the zoo team … Continue reading Langan’s a star!
Ferrets Majik and Jack had a blast when DZG’s Education Team made them an indoor playground to see if they hit it off. Majik, a female or jill, and albino ferret Jack were given boxes, balls, tubes and tunnels to play with so staff could see if they got along and could be put together … Continue reading When Majik met Jack!
Half-term visitors got up close and personal with some of our creepy crawlies as we started spreading the word about our support for a global conservation project. ABOVE: Nine-year-old Caleb Corbett and his brother Brecken, aged 11, from Telford, were introduced to some our creepy crawlies by Conservation Officer Chris Leeson. Youngsters got to handle … Continue reading Close encounters
With our exotic animals producing an average of 29 tonnes of waste every month, two new custom made muck trailers are proving to be very useful for DZG keepers! The large trailers, made locally for us by Kaytow in Brierley Hill, carry a tonne of waste each, which has enabled our staff to speed up … Continue reading No mucking around!
Our smallest Discovery Centre critters are finding new uses for empty festive chocolate and biscuit boxes. As the leftover plastic tubs are being recycled into shelters for the likes of our snakes and lizards, including Kimber, our children’s python, pictured above, who slithered into her new home straight away! Head of Education, Phil Turner, said: … Continue reading Recycled hideaways
Blue and gold macaw, Charlie, is getting stuck into new toys and treats following a festive donation from her adopter. Christine Clive, a long-term supporter of the 27-year-old Discovery Centre parrot sent in a stocking full of nutty treats plus the monetary gift which DZG Presenter Heather John spent on a number of goodies from … Continue reading Charlie’s treats!
We’re sending congratulations to our Presentation Assistant, Amy Hickman, who’s been voted our employee of the month. Amy, who’s based in our Discovery Centre, works as part of our education team, presenting the daily talks and feeds, education sessions and also hosts our paranormal events. She received this month’s accolade alongside gift vouchers after being … Continue reading Amy achieves employee award!
We’ve welcomed a new Head of Education to DZG, who’s set to help us spread our important conservation work. Phil Turner, from Milton Keynes, has joined the team from West Midlands Safari Park and is looking forward to introducing lots of new exciting elements to the Discovery Centre. The 34 year-old former zoo keeper, who … Continue reading A new head of education
Three adorable ferrets are settling into their new home in the Discovery Centre. Four month-old brothers, Styx and Jynx and sister, Majik have arrived from Rodbaston College in Staffordshire and are already proving to be firm favourites with education staff. Presenter Heather John said: “The ferrets have settled in quickly and we’re already seeing their … Continue reading New ferrets!