Love DZG!

It’s Love Your Zoo Week and we’re encouraging visitors to love DZG as much as we do!

Throughout half term we’ll be running lots of love-themed activities to help spread the message about our conservation, education and research work with some of the rarest animals in the world, which we’ve proudly been carrying out for 80 years!

As part of the week-long campaign, which runs until June 4, we’re inviting visitors to grab their camera, snap their favourite zoo resident during the event and enter our competition to win an adoption for the photographed animal.

Entries can be emailed to

Plus, there’ll also be a heart trail around the 40-acre site for the chance to win some of our limited edition 80th anniversary memorabilia.

Marketing Manager, Andrea Hales, said: “Love Your Zoo Week is an annual celebration at DZG and we’re looking forward to a busy half term.

“There’ll also be crafts and activities in the Discovery Centre’s rainforest room, a packed programme of daily animal talks and feeds and meet a critter in the Go Wild! Theatre at 1.15pm and 3.30pm, so there’ll be lots going on during the week for all the family.”

Love Your Zoo Week, is organised by the British and Irish Association of Zoos and Aquariums (BIAZA) and aims to encourage people to visit their doorstep BIAZA zoos, aquariums or wildlife parks and enjoy a fun day out, while learning about its vital conservation work.