We’ll be spreading the love this half term, as part of our annual Love Your Zoo Week celebrations.
The theme of this year’s campaign, which is organised by the British and Irish Association of Zoos and Aquariums (BIAZA), is Pride and love and throughout half term (May 28 – June 5) there’ll be love-themed activities as staff highlight the conservation, education and research work we’ve been carrying out for 85 years!
Follow a trail around the 40-acre site for the chance to win an animal adoption and find out about the importance of zoos and conservation through a packed programme of animal talks and feeds. They’ll be arts and crafts in the Farm Barn and some of our exotic animals will be enjoying rainbow-themed enrichment too.
Zoo Director, Derek Grove, said: “We’re looking forward to welcoming half term visitors and getting the chance to showcase how your local BIAZA zoos are not only a great day out for the family, but also the significant role they play in helping ensure the survival of some of the world’s rarest animals, not just through breeding programmes of which we here at DZC have had great successes this year, but through the funding and support of vital animal conservation projects around the globe.”