Jess is Employee of the Month!

Congratulations to Bird Keeper, Jess Jones, who has been named our latest Employee of the Month! Jess was nominated for the award by Zoo Manager Matt Lewis and Marketing Manager Andrea Hales after receiving great feedback from visitors. Andrea said: “It’s always lovely when we get to read feedback about our staff, especially when we […]

Congratulations Sam!

Congratulations to Carnivore Section Leader, Sam Grove, who has been named our latest Employee of the Month. Sam was nominated for the top title by Marketing Manager Andrea Hales, after stepping in to host an evening paranormal event. Andrea said: “We’re very grateful to Sam for providing last minute cover for staff absence to enable […]

Celebrating keepers!

We’re celebrating National Zoo Keeper Week when we say a huge Thank You to our fabulous team for not only their passion for animal welfare and conservation but also their tireless efforts to create a better future for wildlife. Zoo keeping is a much-sought after profession, but it’s not for the faint-hearted and forget the […]

Amazing apprentices!

There are double celebrations for our Apprentice Keepers, Jared O’Neil and Esme Murphy, who have not only been named joint Learners of the Month by their training provider, but they’ve just been handed full-time trainee positions at DZC too! The pair who are working as part of an apprenticeship scheme run in conjunction with KEITS […]

Rachel completes challenge!

A huge well done to DZC Senior Keeper, Rachel Leek, who successfully completed a 100-mile trek along Hadrian’s Wall to raise money for her favourite primate species – spider monkeys! The Lower Primates keeper spent seven days walking coast to coast along the famous wall beside husband Adam, in aid of Wildtracks, a charity in […]

Successful hand rear

Barney, the hand reared Bennett’s wallaby, has gulped down his last bottle of milk as he’s now fully weaned and successfully integrated back into the troop. And it’s a job well done for Senior Keeper Laura Robbins, who stepped in to be his surrogate mum last year after his mum unexpectedly passed away while he […]