Happy Easter, everyone!

There are lots of Easter activities taking place today across the site.

DZG-Easter-chicks-3a-webBonny bunnies Honey, Hazel and Holly will be joining the holiday funtime as youngsters take part in our annual Easter Trail with a free chocolate rabbit for all completed entries.

There’s also a chance to enter our prize draw to win a year-long adoption package for a giant English rabbit – these mega bunnies weigh in at around16lbs!   There’s an Easter bonnet parade at 1.30pm in the Castle Courtyard with a medal for all entries and a special Farmyard Meet and Greet for the winner of the best hat contest.   And for crafty young visitors there are Easter activities in the Farm Barn and Discovery Centre including the opportunity to decorate a plant pot and receive free pumpkin seeds.   Elsewhere across the 40-acre site there’s a chance to get close to newly-arrived tigers, Tschuna and Daseep via a peek through our glass viewing panel – scary! – and say hello to one-year-old Bornean orang utan, Sprout.   And see work in progress on Penguin Bay, our 2012 walkthrough experience which allow visitors to get close to our 70-strong group of rare Humboldts penguins – the largest colony in the UK.Penguin Bay is due to launch on May 6, the75th anniversary of the date the zoo opened to the public in 1937.   Marketing Manager, Julia Lockett, said: “We’ve got lots lined up throughout the Easter hols so come along and join the fun, there’s something for all ages to enjoy, and a chance to get close to some of the world’s rarest animals and learn about our important worldwide conservation projects.”   CAPTION: DZG keeper Luke Millar with Easter chick.  

Learn more about our Easter funtime at www.dzgtv.co.uk