Fundraising

Adoptions prove popular pressies

Who received a DZC animal adoption under their tree this Christmas? As one of our only sources of income during lockdown, we’re extremely thankful to everyone who chose to gift an adoption and our marketing team sent out hundreds of personalised packs in the run up to the festive season. And lots of supporters would have Continue reading Adoptions prove popular pressies

Purr-fect stocking filler

We’ve got the purr-fect stocking filler for tiger fans… We’re selling paw prints in aid of our Covid-19 Animal Care Fund, created by our female Sumatran tiger, Daseep. The artwork was produced by the ten-year-old tiger during lockdown, who Big Cat keepers got to walk over a colourful painted surface and onto pieces of plain Continue reading Purr-fect stocking filler

Lockdown rocked!

Lockdown rocked for DZC Graphic Designer, Rachel Lane, who spent the time hand painting eight rocks with some of our most popular animals. And visitors are being offered the chance to bid on the exclusive indoor ornamental keepsakes in aid of our Covid-19 Animal Care Fund during a week-long online auction on our Facebook page, Continue reading Lockdown rocked!

Festive decorations

We’re offering DZC lovers the chance to own a unique festive decoration – created by some of our very artistic animals during lockdown! Over the past month the likes of our chimpanzees, orangutans, otters and ferrets have used brushes, fingers and paws to decorate ceramic tree decorations with colourful animal-friendly paint, which we’re selling in Continue reading Festive decorations

Care and conserve

It’s now even easier to donate to our Covid-19 Animal Care Fund as we launch a text-to-give campaign. Colourful, hexagon-shaped signage has been dotted on enclosures around the 40-acre site to hopefully help boost our animal appeal as we head into the quieter winter months. Visitors can choose to donate either £1, £3, £5 or Continue reading Care and conserve

A fabulous £5K!

We’re saying a huge THANK YOU to everyone who supported our Australia Day efforts and helped us forward a fabulous £5,000 for the bushfire wildlife victims. Through on-site Aussie-themed fundraising games and activities, online donations, sales of nectar pots for our Australian-native rainbow lorikeets and half of all the day’s admission, plus a staff coffee Continue reading A fabulous £5K!

Halfway there!

We’re halfway to achieving our £800,000 target to build a new orangutan enclosure – but still need your help! Less than two years after launching our ambitious appeal to build a separate outdoor environment for our four critically endangered Bornean orangs, we’ve hit the midway milestone reaching £412,041. Zoo Director Derek Grove, said: “This is Continue reading Halfway there!

A decade celebrating lemurs

We’re marking Flashback Friday today, but as it’s also Working Naked Day (yes you read that right!) we’re turning back the clock 10 years to when a group of brave zoo keepers bared all in a saucy charity calendar! The daring team shed their uniforms to feature in the 2009 DZG calendar, which raised hundreds Continue reading A decade celebrating lemurs