Tecton

International experts visit

DZG’s Tectons were put in the spotlight as we welcomed world-renowned architectural and heritage experts for an international conference. Members of the International Scientific Committee on Twentieth-century heritage (ISC20C), which is part of the International Council on Monuments and Sites (ICOMOS) held their two-day convention here last month. Zoo Director Derek Grove, said:“It was a Continue reading International experts visit

Carlo's an angel!

The innovative restoration work of DZG’s iconic Tectons has been recognised at a glittering London awards ceremony. Construction Supervisor, Carlo Diponio, has been named as the winner of the outstanding contribution to heritage category of the Historic England Angel Awards following his role in our £1.15m Heritage Lottery funded project to repair four of the Continue reading Carlo’s an angel!

Howlers' new home

Our group of black howler monkeys are busy exploring their new home after relocating into the Triple Tecton. Keepers moved the family of six into the enclosure next to Inca the bear, from the Small Primate House and the monkeys are loving the extra facilities! Curator Richard Brown, said: “Howler monkeys are an arboreal species Continue reading Howlers’ new home

Discovery Centre revamp

We’ve started work on a £20,000 refurbishment of the Discovery Centre – which has been temporarily closed to visitors. The much-needed revamp will transform the Tecton building into an additional indoor eating area as well as education and birthday party rooms and is expected to take six months to complete. Zoo Manager, Matt Lewis, said: Continue reading Discovery Centre revamp

Heritage experts to visit DZG

We’re looking forward to welcoming world-renowned architectural and heritage experts to DZG next month as part of an international conference on the restoration of our iconic Tectons. Members of the International Scientific Committee on Twentieth-century heritage (ISC20C), which is part of the International Council on Monuments and Sites (ICOMOS) will be hosting their two-day convention Continue reading Heritage experts to visit DZG