It’s the high life for Orville!

Cheeky Orville had lots of fun when he visited us this week.


He may not be able to fly, but he certainly likes the high life and he and best friend Keith Harris just couldn’t wait to meet our rare Rothschild giraffes during their early morning private visit.

Keith said: “Orville had a fantastic time meeting his favourite animals and making lots of new friends.

“He even got to feed a giraffe – how lucky a duck is he!”

CAPTION: TOP: DZG Assistant Curator Richard Brown with Orville, Keith Harris and Rothschild giraffe.

BELOW: Orville feeds a giraffe!




Free tickets

DZG is sponsoring the dress rehearsal of Jack and The Beanstalk at The Grand Theatre in Wolverhampton – and we’ve got more than a thousand tickets to give away for the December 7 panto date!

The family favourite will feature TV star and Loose Women presenter Sherrie Hewson, veteran panto entertainer Keith Harris plus the lovable Orville and Cuddles the Monkey. Actor and comedian Ken Morley will play The King; X-Factor singing sensation Niki Evans returns for her third Grand Theatre pantomime as The Fairy and legendary pantomime performer Nigel Ellacott joins the line-up as Jack’s mum, Dame Trott.    DZG CEO Peter Suddock, said: “We are delighted to be teaming up with a premier theatre that’s on our doorstep and hope everyone will enjoy Jack and The Beanstalk at The Grand and then book into Santa’s Jack and The Beanstalk-themed grotto at DZG.”  

We’re looking for community groups, schools, charities and local organisations who would like to join us at the dress rehearsal on December 7 at The Grand, in Wolverhampton.

If you think YOU?or someone you know is eligible please get in touch.  Contact – we have more than a thousand tickets to give away!!   DZG’s Santa’s Grotto runs from December 8 to Christmas Eve and includes a magical train ride and show, plus a chance to see some of the rarest animals in the world. Check out Events and Experiences or call 01384 215313 for details.   Jack and The Beanstalk at The Grand runs from December 8 to January 20. For more details visit or call the box office on 01902 429212.