Changing Places opens!

We’re celebrating the opening of a Changing Places at DZC, making the 40-acre site more inclusive for our visitors. The new fully-accessible large facility, which can be found in the toilet block by Lorikeet Lookout on the lower zoo site features specialist equipment such as a toilet, a height-adjustable sink, a ceiling hoist for personal […]

Goodbye, Gizmo!

We’ve waved goodbye to our first ever baby giant anteater, Gizmo, who has headed north for a new adventure! In preparation for this week’s move to Scotland keepers have spent the last month working with the one-year-old, training her to step inside the wooden transport crate, which they’ve had positioned alongside the anteater house, with […]

Secret Santa

It’s beginning to look like Christmas at DZC as our wonderful animals and keepers have been sent a fabulous early treat! We’ve once again taken part in the #biazasecretsanta2022, organised by BIAZA to spread a little festive cheer between collections across the country. A huge Thank You to New Forest Wildlife Park in Southampton for […]

Gorgeous Jim!

Our three-week-old baby Bornean orangutan has been named by keepers, who settled on ‘JIM’ for our beautiful boy! And Jim has certainly amassed a lot of fans since his birth on June 25 and we’ve loved seeing your photographs of our newborn, who has been proudly shown off over the past few weeks by mum, […]

Lemurs are live!

Our cheeky black-and-white ruffed boys are practicing their best poses as they’re now live on camera 24/7! We’ve relocated our Penguin Bay webcam to the Lemur Wood walkthrough so visitors can watch the daily antics of its mischievous residents from the comfort of their own homes! And with our troops of ring-tailed, black, collared, and […]

Loving our orangs!

Have you spotted our Bornean orangutans in their new enclosure this Love Your Zoo Week? We’re saying Thank You to everyone who has helped us bring our plans to fruition, especially the visitors who donated money towards our enclosure appeal and help us raise funds. It’s wonderful watching them take full advantage of the new […]

Sloth hugs and kisses

Here’s something to brighten the Monday morning blues – sweet sloth hugs and kisses between Flo and baby Button! If you’re visiting us for Love Your Zoo Week, you’ll be able to discover how BIAZA zoos play a significant role in helping ensure the survival of some of the world’s rarest animals through conservation breeding […]

Another birth first!

We have more baby news and it’s another exciting first for DZC in our 85th anniversary year! We’ve welcomed the arrival of five naked mole rat pups! The weird and wonderful species, who first joined the collection in 2018, can be spotted in their heated burrow system in the chimp viewing area. Did you know… […]

Sniff sniff…

Sniff sniff… There’s something different around here, Becca and I can smell something new…. The keepers have told us we’ve got a new neighbour, it’s a wolverine apparently, but she doesn’t half have a whiff about her. We’ve heard they have quite a pungent odour to mark their territory and they’re not kidding, which is […]