Further plans have been put in motion to bring brown bears back to DZG following a visit to a four-day international zoo event. DZG Curator Richard Brown and Birds Section Leader Nicola Wright joined more than 900 conservationists at Bioparc Valencia in Spain for the EAZA (European Association of Zoos and Aquaria) Annual Conference. The … Continue reading Bear plans put in place!
Well done to our Maintenance Team Member, David Murphy, who has been named our latest employee of the month! David, who has worked at DZG for the past seven months received the title, alongside a certificate and gift vouchers, after being nominated by colleagues for his helpfulness. Finance Manager Jonathan Ashfield, said: “David is always … Continue reading Well done David!
We’re celebrating the birth of another critically endangered primate with the arrival of a tiny yellow-breasted capuchin. The baby was born on September 10 to 16-year-old mum, Dinya and 12-year-old dad, Willow and keepers are delighted! Upper Primates Section Leader, Pat Stevens, said: “Dinya and Willow are very experienced parents and the baby seems to … Continue reading Another rare birth
We had the most exciting discovery during our first ever overnight bat survey as we recorded a rare Lesser horseshoe bat – and we’re the first in the West Midlands to do so! DZG Conservation Officer Chris Leeson joined seven members of The Birmingham and Black Country Bat Group, known as Brumbats, to survey the … Continue reading A rare discovery!
When keepers painted the chimp indoor house floor, our seven girls immediately knew something was different underfoot! The Lower Primates staff have been busy over the last few weeks revamping the indoor area with colourful greenery stencilled onto the walls and a new glossy brown paint on the floor. Senior Keeper Jade Reddall said: “The … Continue reading Something different underfoot!
DZG’s Head of Education Phil Turner is inviting schools to fill his classroom this year! We’ve launched our new 2019/2020 educational programme with a diverse range of fun and interactive sessions for children in early years up to post 16, which include a host of props, artefacts, costumes and an animal or two! All our … Continue reading Help Phil fill his seats!
We’ve said goodbye to Kimmy, our juvenile Black lemur, who has transferred to Belgium as part of a European breeding programme. As the European Endangered Species Programme (EEP) studbook holder for the entire European captive population, DZG Curator Richard Brown successfully matched our two year-old female (pictured shortly after her birth in 2017) to a … Continue reading Kimmy moves on
DZG has scooped a prestigious award in recognition of our conservation work with endangered native species. We received a Silver award for our Limestone Bat Project at the BIAZA (British and Irish Association of Zoos and Aquariums), awards, which celebrates outstanding achievements in the zoological world. DZG Conservation Officer Chris Leeson, who heads the project … Continue reading Going batty for award!
DZG’s three Patagonian sea lion girls, Marina, Tania and Deisy, provided the muse for a CGI sea lion currently featuring in a national rail company’s advertising campaign. New publicity for South Western Railway follows a family’s adventure on the train line, as they pick up friends along the way – including Queen Elizabeth I, a … Continue reading Sea lion’s provide CGI muse
Reggie our Linne’s two-toed sloth is proving to be a popular addition to our collection with visitors flocking to adopt him since his arrival at the start of the summer. Over the last six weeks more than 23 supporters have taken out year-long adoption packages for our gorgeous three-year-old. DZG Marketing Manager Andrea Hales said: … Continue reading We heart Reggie!