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Festive trail

Calling our young visitors… Santa’s elves need you! They’ve lost ten presents around the zoo site and we need your help to find them before Father Christmas discovers he’s missing a few! Make sure you pick up a festive trail form at the entrance (please bring your own pen to use!) and make a note Continue reading Festive trail

£10 entry!

Don’t forget all our admission tickets are just £10 for the next three weeks!   There’s no need to pre-book, just turn up throughout December if you fancy a winter stroll around the 40-acre site at a discounted rate as you discover more about our amazing animals! Plus… We have FATHER CHRISTMAS waving to visitors Continue reading £10 entry!

Christmas treat

We’ve another Christmas treat for you, as some of our animals have created more unique festive decorations.   Over the past few weeks our orangutans, red pandas, otters, chimps and giraffe have all helped decorate ceramic decorations with colourful animal-friendly paint using paws, fingers and brushes, to help us raise money for our Animal Care Continue reading Christmas treat

Go green this Black Friday!

This Black Friday, why not go green instead and help animal conservation?   DZC adoptions make great presents or even treats for yourself and are available for many of our 200 species on site, including our newest arrival, Djimat, the Bornean orangutan!   The money raised helps us support conservation projects both at home and Continue reading Go green this Black Friday!

Well done, Laura Rose!

We’re saying well done to Customer Services Team Member, Laura Rose Parsons, who has been named our latest Employee of the Month! Laura, who joined the DZC team back in April, was nominated by Retail Manager, Isobel Blackwell, for her brilliance at leading Little Zoo Keeper experiences when called in to work at short notice. Continue reading Well done, Laura Rose!

All aboard!

Meet Victor O’Toole and Brian Rudd, our new land train drivers! The pair answered our appeal for drivers for our popular red-and-white diesel locomotive, which transports passengers from the base of the zoo to the heart of the 40-acre site in minutes, passing some of the world’s rarest animals on the hilly route along the Continue reading All aboard!

Tony's lemur legacy

Our lemurs can stay toasty during the colder months thanks to a new heated shelter, which has been funded in memory of a lemur-loving visitor.  The wooden and metal hut has been built in the centre of the one-acre walkthrough Lemur Wood by DZC’s in-house Development Team following a generous donation by the family of Tony Continue reading Tony’s lemur legacy

A double birth day!

We’ve got some exciting news to share about our geladas, with two babies born on the same day to different mums, but sharing the same dad! Tana gave birth to her second boy in the early hours of October 15, while a short while later Addis welcomed her first girl, surprising keepers who discovered them Continue reading A double birth day!

Letters from Rudolph

There’s Christmas magic in the air at DZC and we’re wanting to spread it to you, by offering little ones the chance to receive a special personalised letter and treats from Rudolph the Red Nosed Reindeer! The festive package includes a letter, printed on 100% recycled reindeer poo paper, about Rudolph visiting his friends here Continue reading Letters from Rudolph