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 Continue reading Sloth hugs and kisses

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… Continue reading Another birth first!

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 Continue reading Sniff sniff…

They’re known for their amazing call, with our two black howler monkeys showcasing their vocals every time our gardeners use their leaf blowers!   As soon as the gardeners arrive to tidy the leaves around their enclosure in the Triple Tecton, Dargie and Avyanna, start their deep howling call – it’s so loud, because of Continue reading Leaf it out!

It’s World Chimpanzee Day, when we raise awareness of the threats to endangered chimps in the wild. Press play and watch Senior Primate Keeper Harley Hunt as she explains more about the threats they face and introduces us to our seven girls in our latest Conservation Matters. As part of our conservation work we support Continue reading Conservation Matters: World Chimpanzee Day

Following the news that celebrity professional dancers, AJ and Curtis Pritchard, will be starring in this year’s festive panto at Wolverhampton Grand Theatre – which DZC is sponsoring – our Bornean orangutan, Sprout, is hoping to impress them with some of her own interpretive dance moves! Strictly Come Dancing and I’m a Celebrity star, AJ, Continue reading Sprout’s out to impress!

Zeus, our Southern Cassowary has settled well into DZC and keepers even managed to this week weigh him for the first time on hidden weighing scales! Staff positioned portable scales near the fence, which they covered with wood chipping, before calling the ten-year-old over. An unsuspecting Zeus stood on the scales, allowing keepers to note Continue reading Zeus weigh-in