Tiger who came to Tea

DZG’s Outreach team earned their stripes at Birmingham Town Hall Friday last weekend. Throughout Good Friday and Easter Saturday staff provided tiger face painting for youngsters in conjunction with the Birmingham city centre site’s production of The Tiger who Came to Tea.     Sophie Pugh                    Continue reading Tiger who came to Tea

Megan's bows boost

Crafty schoolgirl, Megan Powell, served up a healthy portion of pasta art to friends to raise funds for her favourite DZG animal. The eleven-year-old Hall Green Primary School pupil raised £118.23 by decorating pasta bows and making them into brooches which she sold to her friends and family. This week she handed over the cash Continue reading Megan’s bows boost

Happy Easter, everyone!

There are lots of Easter activities taking place today across the site. Bonny bunnies Honey, Hazel and Holly will be joining the holiday funtime as youngsters take part in our annual Easter Trail with a free chocolate rabbit for all completed entries. There’s also a chance to enter our prize draw to win a year-long adoption package Continue reading Happy Easter, everyone!

Spot the DZG celeb!

Thanks to all those stars, celebrities and public figures who have spent time at DZG – your support and enthusiasm is much valued. Have fun spotting all those familiar faces!                Opera diva Katherine Jenkins                        Steve Backshall with Live Continue reading Spot the DZG celeb!

Lions on the doorstep

Can’t afford Kenya to spot those Birmingham Animal Action / CAPS / Born Free lions? Not a problem – you’re guaranteed to see our Magnificent Three, a trio of Asiatic lions that are the pride of DZG. Male Itar and females Kyra and Asha are set for a busy Easter with crowds of visitors to their Continue reading Lions on the doorstep

Otters having a ball

Keepers are encouraging nine cheeky little otters to play with their food by shaping a favourite treat into balls. Assistant Curator, Richard Brown, said: “Carrot is the otters’ latest food craze; it’s very good for them and adds extra fibre to their diet. “They love to play with the food balls. Playfulness is very much Continue reading Otters having a ball

Easter chicks born

Four Easter chicks have been born at the Farm Barn. Senior Keeper, Lesley Lewis, said: “The chicks are cuddling together in the corner of the barn and sharing a new home with two recently-arrived guinea pigs, Harley the micro pig and Blue, the giant English rabbit. “They are very cute and we just know they Continue reading Easter chicks born

Out and about

Our Outreach team have been busy this week. They’ve been saying hello to youngsters across the region and introducing some of the smaller, tame animals in DZG’s collection to shoppers at Ikea Wednesbury and showcasing their face painting skills at Tesco, Burnt Tree.    Amneek & Veer Bassi                 Continue reading Out and about

Say hello to Hector

Ornate horned frog, Hector, has become a firm favourite with visitors to the Discovery Centre. Originating from South America, there are several types of ornate horned frog; most live in rainforests, but others are found on the drier pampas grasslands. Presenter Langan Turner said: “Hector is a jungle variety and his blotches of colour help to Continue reading Say hello to Hector

Editor visits DZG

Dudley News Editor, Paul Walker, made some new friends when he visited DZG for the very first time. Paul, who has overseen the weekly paper for the last five years, was given a tour of the site by CEO Peter Suddock, as he heard about our exciting regeneration plans as part of our 75th anniversary Continue reading Editor visits DZG