Safari Shop

Sloth souvenirs

Visitors are eager to take home a souvenir of Reggie, our new two-toed sloth, with merchandise flying off the Safari Shop shelves. Since the arrival of the three-year-old last week, DZG visitors have been bagging themselves sloth souvenirs with cuddly sloth toys and magnets proving the weekend’s top sellers. Retail Manager Isobel Blackwell said: “We Continue reading Sloth souvenirs

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!

Your guide to DZG!

We’re putting the final touches to a brand new DZG guidebook. Set to hit the shelves of the Safari Shop in the next few weeks, priced £3, the A5-sized book has been designed by our in-house graphic designer and includes a pull out site map, which will help you discover the world’s rarest animals around Continue reading Your guide to DZG!

Elfie selfie!

There was just time for a quick s-elfie in our Winter Wonderland grotto today, as our elves gear up for their busiest night of the year. Elves Sarah Holt, Lauren Westwood and Charlotte Burrows are some of the top team who have been welcoming thousands of youngsters to our magical grotto set inside the 11th Continue reading Elfie selfie!

Money-spinning masterpieces

An artist aiding DZG’s orang appeal has helped fight animal extinction after his drawing of our tigress went under the hammer. Award-winning David Skidmore, who sketched our Sumatran tigress Daseep earlier in the year, was one of 400 artists and celebrities who donated original art to Explorers against Extinction’s Sketch for Survival auction. The tiger Continue reading Money-spinning masterpieces

Plastics pledge

DZG has vowed to fight plastic waste and back a UK campaign to highlight the damage it wreaks on our oceans and wider environment. We’re supporting efforts from the British and Irish Association of Zoos and Aquariums (BIAZA) to get its members and their visitors to reduce levels of plastic being used on site. Already our Continue reading Plastics pledge

Exclusive ape art goes on sale

The wraps are off – today we’re thrilled to reveal the stunning ape artwork being sold in aid of our £800,000 orang enclosure appeal. Just 100 signed limited edition canvasses of our Bornean orangutans Benji, Jorong, Jazz and Sprout have been produced exclusively for DZG from an original drawing donated by award-winning artist David Skidmore. Continue reading Exclusive ape art goes on sale

Zombie alert!

It’s just two weeks until Dudley Castle is transformed into an open air cinema showing the cult zombie movie Night of the Living Dead. The 11th century castle will become the dramatic backdrop as the horror film – celebrating its 50th anniversary this year – is shown on Friday, August 3. For the third year Continue reading Zombie alert!