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