Youngsters at Grace Primary School, in Oldbury, were delighted when they got to meet some of their favourite DZG species. Outreach team member, Shaun Crompton, took along a selection of small, tame animals to show the five and six-year-olds and their parents! during a one-hour Creature Feature. To organise a Creature Feature for … Continue reading Grace students’ Creature Feature
A collared lemur became Billy No Mates when fellow primates picked a fight and expelled him from their gang. But quick-thinking keepers came up with a bright idea to re-introduce Pipkin to his old pals in Lemur Wood. Assistant Section Head of Primates, Pat Stevens, explained: “Primates recognise each other’s scent and this plays a … Continue reading Talc to the rescue!
Staff observed a two-minute silence today across the 40-acre site. CEO?Peter Suddock said:?”All employees, including keepers, gardeners, maintenance, catering and admin staff marked the Armistice Day silence out of respect for those servicemen and women who died for their country. “It was particularly poignant for several members of staff whose family and friends have served … Continue reading Staff observe two-minute silence
DZG is sponsoring the dress rehearsal of Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs at The Grand Theatre in Wolverhampton and we’ve given away more than a thousand tickets to local folk for the December 9 panto date! Youngsters and the young at heart from across the region will be joining us for … Continue reading Oh yes, we are!!!
Senior Presenter, David Riley, has left DZG’s Presentation team after seven-and-a-half years. David, of Codsall, Staffs, headed up the Discovery Centre team, on-site presentation and education programmes and also co-ordinated our volunteers. CEO?Peter Suddock said:?”David has been a very valued member of staff and contributed much to the business during his time at DZG and … Continue reading David says farewell
Assistant Curator Richard Brown will be on BBC Radio WM’s Joanne Malin Show this morning talking about the way in which some animals portray grief. The programme will be looking at how various species display a grieving pattern when their mates die. Tune in to BBCWM 95.6fm at 11.15am to hear what Richard has to say. … Continue reading Richard’s on air
Windfall apples are providing autumn treats for our group of Brazilian tapirs. The fruits were donated by Shropshire couple, Pat and Gordon Crump, and came from a surplus in their Dallicote garden. Keeper, Laura Robbins, said: “The tapirs love fruit and they’ve been having lots of treats over the past few days thanks to the … Continue reading Apple treat for tapirs
It was no joke for Adelaide the laughing kookaburra when she damaged her beak during a flying display and required cosmetic’ surgery from the zoo’s vet. DZG Curator Matt Lewis explained: “The species, which originates from eastern Australia, is part of the kingfisher family. “As with other kingfishers, kookaburras are carnivorous and like to kill … Continue reading No laughing matter