German students visit DZG

A group of German students discovered DZG’s past and present when they visited the site for the day.

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The pupils from Academy of English, an English language school in Oldenburg, took part in a guided tour of the zoo led by Presenter Langan Turner, as they heard about DZG’s ongoing conservation work with some of the rarest animals in the world.

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The group, made up of 11 and 14-years-old, was visiting the Midlands, as part of a language trip, with a neighbouring school.

Following their tour around the 40-acre site the youngsters toured the castle before taking took part in a Horrible Histories session in the Undercroft, led by Presentation Assistant, Amy Hickman, where they discovered what castle life was like in the 11th century.

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Press Officer, Rachel Hickman, said: “The students all had a great time exploring DZG and Dudley Castle and I think a highlight was coming face-to-face with our own German duo – Sumatran tigers, Daseep and Joao – who we’re sure enjoyed hearing their native language when the group stopped by their enclosure to say hello.”