Fancy jumping aboard the Zoo Crew and joining us as our newest land train driver? We’re looking to recruit a permanent driver for our popular diesel locomotive, which transports passengers from the zoo entrance to the heart of the 40-acre site in minutes, passing some of the world’s rarest animals on the hilly route along … Continue reading Fancy jumping aboard the Zoo Crew?
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!
Our Bactrian camels may be looking a little straggly at the moment, as they begin moulting their thick coat, but this is providing ideal nest lining for some of the site’s native birds! Keepers have spotted a clever carrion crow, amongst other feathered friends, collecting up the shed hair from the paddock floor. This hair … Continue reading Moulting hair provides cosy lining!
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, 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
DZC’s Conservation Officer, Chris Leeson, is helping us mark World Tapir Day, with some fun facts about one of our most popular animals on site!
Visitors can learn more about our animal species with new virtual talks. As we’re unable to hold on-site keeper talks due to covid restrictions, visitors are able to access the fun and informative talks by scanning QR codes found at animal enclosures around the zoo on their smart phones. We plan to keep adding to … Continue reading Virtual talks
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!
We’ve another mini lesson for you today, as Conservation Officer Chris Leeson brings you some more fascinating facts about our Colombian black spider monkeys.