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Sad news about Romy

We’ve sad news about Romy, our female giant anteater. The four year-old died on Friday following a short illness in the presence of keepers and the zoo’s veterinary team. Zoo Manager Matt Lewis said: “Staff are extremely saddened by Romy’s sudden death. “Romy arrived at DZG three years-ago from Olomouc Zoo in the Czech Republic Continue reading Sad news about Romy

Hitting the road in style!

Keep your eyes peeled as DZG is hitting the road in style…on a really wild 12-metre-long trailer! We’ve joined forces with Kingswinford-based JJX Logistics UK who will be trucking around the UK and Europe while displaying colourful artwork featuring some of DZG’s animals. DZG Marketing Manager Andrea Hales, said: “The freight trailer looks superb and Continue reading Hitting the road in style!

Trick or treat...

We’ve got a special treat for you this Halloween – meet Maximus, our really scary six week-old Burrowing Owl! Bird Keepers stepped in to rescue the chick at two weeks-old after finding him in a flooded burrow following recent heavy rainfall. Birds Section Leader Nicola Wright, said: “The chick was being parent reared, but they’d Continue reading Trick or treat…

Foxy meets Reggie!

Did you hear BBC WM 95.6FM Presenter John Fox officially unveil Reggie the sloth’s new home during his two-hour show yesterday live from DZG. During the programme, John cut the ribbon to the enclosure, which has been purpose built for our Linne’s two-toed sloth, who moved into his new pad yesterday morning. He also had Continue reading Foxy meets Reggie!

Kubwa's special birthday gift

It’s Kubwa’s 19th birthday today and he had a special gift a little early…as he met daughter, Kira for the first time!   And the introduction couldn’t have gone better – with keepers capturing the moment on camera!   Assistant Curator Jay Haywood, said: “Since Kira’s birth a month ago, dad has been kept separated Continue reading Kubwa’s special birthday gift

And then there were 11!

Our gelada troop continues to grow with the arrival of another baby! The youngster was born last Thursday, October 17, to 12 year-old mum, Addis and 14 year-old dad, Ebano bringing the troop number to 11! Senior Keeper Jade Reddall, said: “We have fantastic breeding success with our geladas and all three of our adult Continue reading And then there were 11!

Introducing Kira!

Giraffe keepers have been busy suggesting names for our gorgeous girly and we’re delighted to introduce you to KIRA! A popular girl’s name, Kira (pronounced Kee-ra) is also named after Kira Town, one of Uganda’s largest cities. Since we revealed her birth last month, Kira’s received lots of visitors to the giraffe house eager to Continue reading Introducing Kira!

Arctic foxes arrive!

We’re really excited to announce the arrival of four Arctic foxes – a species we haven’t held at DZG for at least three decades. Keepers collected the four five-month-old brothers from Highland Wildlife Park in Scotland earlier this week. And the brothers, who’ve been named after the Peaky Blinders’ Shelby brothers – Tommy, Arthur, John Continue reading Arctic foxes arrive!