We’ve got a grrr-eat big challenge and we’re asking you for help! Keepers have launched an online crowdfunding appeal to raise £350 to purchase an enormous purposely made enrichment ball for our Sumatran tigers and Asiatic lions and we’re hoping we’ll achieve our target during our half term Love Your Zoo Week celebrations. Acting Team … Continue reading A grrr-eat crowdfunding challenge!
Spider, one of our newly named baby ring-tailed lemur twins, wasted no time living up to his moniker as keepers spotted him scuttling across the new children’s rope bridge! The bridge is the latest addition to the new-look Lemur Wood, for anyone under 1.5 metres to use and keepers spotted Spider, who is the tiniest … Continue reading Exploring lemur twins
We’re looking ahead to Love Your Zoo Week and encouraging visitors to love DZG as much as we do! Throughout half term we’ll be running themed activities and enrichment to help spread the message about our conservation, education and research work with some of the rarest animals in the world – including Ellie our binturong, … Continue reading Love is in the air!
Seasonal worker Evan Rock has returned to university as our Employee of the Month! Evan, who worked as part of our Customer Services team, received the accolade alongside gift vouchers after being nominated for his enthusiasm and helpfulness. Finance Manager Jonathan Ashfield, said: “Evan worked on the car park during the Easter holidays and bank … Continue reading Evan’s our top employee!
We’ve had another baby arrive in the Small Primate House and we’re thrilled it’s our third critically endangered black-and-white ruffed lemur in two months! The youngster is the first offspring of 17 year-old mum, Anna and 15 year-old dad, Earl and was born on April 21 – eight weeks after we welcomed twins to fellow … Continue reading Another birth!
We’ve got some excell-ant news! There’s a new arrival at DZG as we unveil a colony of leaf cutter ants! The new exhibit, which is currently home to 3,000 ants – a Queen and her workers – has been custom-built in the indoor chimp viewing area. Encompassing the two large windows, visitors will soon be … Continue reading An excell-ant new arrival!
We held a special guided tour for former head of section Eileen Skinner after unearthing her old keepers’ diary from 50 years-ago. The diary was discovered when staff began building the binturong enclosure last year and featured Eileen’s handwritten records about the 1969 ungulate section. And current head of ungulates, Assistant Curator Jay Haywood, who … Continue reading Eileen’s VIP visit
It was 1989 and a 16 year-old Matt Lewis thought he was visiting DZG for a day trip with his mum. Unbeknown to him, he was actually coming for an interview for a trainee bird keeper’s position which his mum had applied for on his behalf! Fast forward three decades and the rest they say … Continue reading Matt’s milestone
We’re saying a huge THANK YOU to kindhearted pupils at a Dudley primary school who carried out some scent-sational fundraising for our Orangutan Appeal. The crafty seven and eight year-old children in Owls class at Woodsetton School made lavender scented hearts from recycled materials, which they sold for 50p each, during a recent Recycling Day. … Continue reading Scent-sational fundraising!
Keeper Cheyenne Darkins is hard at work training our three Carpathian lynx and Dave is proving to be her star pupil. The seven-year-old lynx is excelling at the target training sessions, so much so he’s flying ahead of Daisy and son, Dakota who are still only getting to grips with the basics. Cheyenne said: “I … Continue reading Dave’s a star pupil!