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!
We’re offering DZG supporters the unique chance to adopt and name one of our Humboldt penguins! We’ve had great success with our colony since we started it off in 1991, with just five hand-reareds and now have a headcount of 85 – one of the largest colonies in the UK. But following a recent ID … Continue reading P-p-pick your own penguin!
Our female snow leopard, Taïga, is settling into her new DZG home and this week also met Father Christmas, who has pledged to raise money towards our £100,000 big cat enclosure extension appeal. The work, which includes doubling the size of the outdoor snow leopard enclosure and installing a new viewing area and platform, is … Continue reading Santa helps snowies!
DZG’s four Bornean orangutans are the stars of a 2017 fundraising charity calendar. Amateur photographer, Hollie Gordon, from Blackpool, has included her photographs of Jazz, Sprout, Benji and Jorong in her calendar in aid of the Orangutan Foundation. Hollie, aged 23, who’s supported DZG’s past Onesie Walks with partner, Andrew, said: “I decided to do the … Continue reading Orangs are calendar stars
Father Christmas is inviting you to join him for tea during a special event to help us raise money for our snow leopard enclosure project. Join us for an evening of festive fun on Saturday, December 10 and enjoy a delicious meal with the man in red, before every child receives a surprise gift. Entertainment … Continue reading Join Santa for tea!
DZG staff and visitors heard all about the vital conservation work being undertaken for the critically endangered blue-eyed black lemur in Madagascar during a special presentation. We’re three years into a five-year pledge to support the Lemur Conservation Association AEECL, which is helping secure a future for lemurs in the wild through a successful education … Continue reading Conservation comes to life
We’re sending good luck to the adventurous abseilers who will be tackling Dudley Castle today to raise funds for Balls to Cancer. More than 25 participants will be taking a leap of faith to descend the 70-foot 11th century tower at the heart of the zoological gardens to raise money for the charity, which raises … Continue reading Cheer on the abseilers!
Our British Food Fortnight celebrations are continuing this weekend as we promote the use of seasonal produce and are offering £1 admission for children so families can find out more! From magnificent Bornean orangutans to cheeky Humboldt penguins, our 1,500 strong animal collection are all tucking into the very Best of British food – much … Continue reading British Food Fortnight £1 offer
It’s harvest time and we’re flying the flag for homegrown delights as part of British Food Fortnight. With more than 1,500 animals at DZG and an annual food bill topping £120,000, we have to make sure our pennies buy the very best of British produce, which is why we’re keen to support suppliers on our doorstep. And … Continue reading It’s British Food Fortnight!
All eyes will be on our beautiful Yasmin and Gawa today as we celebrate International Red Panda Day. We’ll be raising awareness for this magnificent endangered species, which has faced a 50 per cent decline in less than a decade and highlighting the threats in their native mountainous forests in the Himalayan region of East … Continue reading It’s Red Panda Day!