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Following the news that celebrity professional dancers, AJ and Curtis Pritchard, will be starring in this year’s festive panto at Wolverhampton Grand Theatre – which DZC is sponsoring – our Bornean orangutan, Sprout, is hoping to impress them with some of her own interpretive dance moves! Strictly Come Dancing and I’m a Celebrity star, AJ, Continue reading Sprout’s out to impress!

This World Binturong Day we’re sharing this cute video of Ellie tucking into her favourite sweetcorn! She loves sweetcorn so much, she even steals it from den mate, Connie, the Asian Palm Civet, when she’s not looking! Find out more about ABConservation, the only organisation in the world entirely dedicated to the study and protection Continue reading World Binturong Day 2021

Zeus, our Southern Cassowary has settled well into DZC and keepers even managed to this week weigh him for the first time on hidden weighing scales! Staff positioned portable scales near the fence, which they covered with wood chipping, before calling the ten-year-old over. An unsuspecting Zeus stood on the scales, allowing keepers to note Continue reading Zeus weigh-in

Ebony's moult

Ebony, our female Brazilian salmon pink birdeater tarantula, has undergone her annual moult, allowing keepers to get a close-up look at her mouth, fangs, pads and claws on her shed exoskeleton. Tarantulas have a rigid casing protecting their internal organs. As they grow, a larger exoskeleton develops underneath the old one, which sheds as the Continue reading Ebony’s moult

Well done Becky!

We’re saying a big well done to our Apprentice Keeper, Becky Shore, who has been named Learner of the Month by her training provider. Becky, aged 20, joined our bird section in October as part of an apprenticeship scheme run in conjunction with KEITS Training Services and was nominated for the award by her assessor Continue reading Well done Becky!