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We heart Reggie!

Reggie our Linne’s two-toed sloth is proving to be a popular addition to our collection with visitors flocking to adopt him since his arrival at the start of the summer. Over the last six weeks more than 23 supporters have taken out year-long adoption packages for our gorgeous three-year-old. DZG Marketing Manager Andrea Hales said: Continue reading We heart Reggie!

Blooming in celebration

An area of DZG will forever bloom in celebration of a remarkable little girl who is amazing medics.   We welcomed Maebh Adams and her family on site earlier this summer to scatter wildflowers alongside our Asiatic lion paddock in celebration of Maebh turning 18 months-old – a remarkable feat considering she was given just Continue reading Blooming in celebration

Reggie's new home

We’ve started building work on a new home for Reggie, our Linne’s two-toed sloth. Contractors are busy revamping the former tortoise enclosure, adjacent to the Asiatic short-clawed otters, into a purpose built pad for the three-year-old sloth. Curator Richard Brown, said: “The new enclosure will include indoor and off-show areas, as well as a large Continue reading Reggie’s new home

Fishy kisses for Josh!

Patagonian sealion Oba helped us congratulate our latest Employee of the Month, Keeper Josh Luxton, with a great big smacker on his cheek! Josh, a popular choice for this month’s accolade, was presented with a certificate and gift vouchers for his ­­­­­enthusiasm and willingness in helping the media and marketing team promote the zoo’s work. Continue reading Fishy kisses for Josh!

Rats meet their Queen!

DZG rats, Duncan and Trent, took centre stage alongside Queen Rat at Wolverhampton Grand Theatre as part of the launch of its forthcoming Christmas panto. Together with our Outreach Team Member, Mel Pilmore, our cuddly pair took their place beside two of the show’s stars – Su Pollard and Jeffrey Holland – who are playing Continue reading Rats meet their Queen!

More meerkats!

Two newborn baby meerkats have made their first steps into the outdoor Tecton Reptillary enclosure. The tiny pups were born in the underground burrow around four weeks ago and made their public debut during the past week to join the mob’s 13 adults, much to the delight of our late summer holiday visitors. Assistant Curator, Continue reading More meerkats!

DZG praised for data

DZG has been praised for its help in delivering missing data critical to sustaining biodiversity. In a world where we can get instant information at our fingertips about anything and everything, it’s surprising how very little is actually known about animal species worldwide.  A recently published paper in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences (PNAS) Continue reading DZG praised for data

Derek's dedication

When Zoo Director Derek Grove’s school form teacher told him he wouldn’t stick at anything for long, he vowed to prove him wrong… and this week he celebrates 35 years’ continuous service at DZG. Derek was presented with gift vouchers and congratulated by David Sparks OBE, Chairman of DZG’s Board of Trustees, for his long Continue reading Derek’s dedication

Nuno's sporting gold and black!

Nuno our Humboldt penguin chick is easily identifiable in our 70-strong colony as he’s now sporting a striking gold and black flipper band. And the six-month old, who was named after Wolverhampton Wanderers FC manager by a competition winner earlier this year, has now fledged and is available for adoption, just in time for the Continue reading Nuno’s sporting gold and black!