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Exceptional event efforts!

DZG Marketing Assistant Louise Curtis has been named our latest Employee of the Month for her exceptional event efforts! Louise won special praise for her recent involvement in our open-air cinema nights and the Barnardo’s Big Toddle. Marketing Manager Andrea Hales said: “Louise is brilliant at helping co-ordinate and deliver our busy events programme throughout Continue reading Exceptional event efforts!

Critically endangered pairing

We’re really proud to be in a breeding position for the second rarest bird on the planet, following the arrival of a critically endangered female Asian songbird. The 11 month-old Bali Mynah – one of the world’s most iconic songbird species –  has relocated from Heidelberg Zoo in Germany as part of a European Endangered Continue reading Critically endangered pairing

What a Dream Night!

We had a wonderful time welcoming families to DZG during our special Dream Night held especially for chronically ill and disabled youngsters. We extended a VIP invitation to local children in the care of hospices, hospitals and charities and their families and more than 350 people dodged the rain showers to join us on site for Continue reading What a Dream Night!

Wellies and waterproofs for Toddle

Hundreds of under fives donned their wellies and waterproofs as they joined Barnardo’s Big Toddle at DZG. Undeterred by the rain families splashed in puddles as they completed a short walk around the zoo site in support of disadvantaged and vulnerable children throughout the UK Marketing Manager Andrea Hales said: “We’ve hosted this popular event Continue reading Wellies and waterproofs for Toddle

Free entry for dads!

Dads go free to DZG this Sunday as we celebrate Father’s Day! Marketing Manager Andrea Hales, said: “We’ve got lots of fabulous dads here at the zoo, including Bornean orangutan Jorong, Frank the ring-tailed lemur, Hendrix the pygmy marmoset and Chico the Brazilian tapir, so why not treat your dad with free admission to discover Continue reading Free entry for dads!

Meerkat move

Two hand reared DZG meerkats are settling into their new home at a Wyre Forest animal training centre.   Nine year-old brothers Lucky and Marvin have joined a collection of exotic and farm critters at Wolverley Secondary School’s Animal Centre, which delivers BTEC Animal Care to the school’s students and hosts workshops for the local Continue reading Meerkat move

Lovely letters!

Receptionist Nicky Reynolds was thrilled to receive an envelope of lovely letters through the post from a Redditch Pre-school class.   Children at Tenacres Littlefolks Pre-School are currently studying the book Dear Zoo and one of the activities the children learnt about was writing letters.   Nicky received colourful drawings from each member of the Continue reading Lovely letters!

A grrr-eat crowdfunding challenge!

We’ve got a grrr-eat big challenge and we’re asking you for help! Keepers have launched an online crowdfunding appeal to raise £350 to purchase an enormous purposely made enrichment ball for our Sumatran tigers and Asiatic lions and we’re hoping we’ll achieve our target during our half term Love Your Zoo Week celebrations. Acting Team Continue reading A grrr-eat crowdfunding challenge!

Evan's our top employee!

Seasonal worker Evan Rock has returned to university as our Employee of the Month! Evan, who worked as part of our Customer Services team, received the accolade alongside gift vouchers after being nominated for his enthusiasm and helpfulness. Finance Manager Jonathan Ashfield, said: “Evan worked on the car park during the Easter holidays and bank Continue reading Evan’s our top employee!