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DZG takes top tourist award for seventh year

Staff are celebrating after winning a top tourist attraction award for the seventh consecutive year. The VAQAS – Visitor Attraction Quality Assurance Scheme – award is issued by VisitBritain and follows tough inspection of the Zoo site and its facilities. CAPTION: Keeper Kirsty Thornton with the certificate.

USA expert meets tapirs

A world-renowned expert on tapirs travelled almost 5,000 miles to meet the family at DZG. Sheryl Todd, president and founder of the Tapir Preservation Fund based in Oregon in the USA, visited the leading Black Country tourist attraction with her partner Lee Spangler. Sheryl, who has a life-long interest in the animals and has raised Continue reading USA expert meets tapirs

Best of British Calendar

DZG’s 2011 calendar shows our commitment to the very Best of British. Throughout the months we explain why it’s important to buy British foods for our animals. Not simply British, but as locally grown to DZG as we can possibly get. It’s not a new story, we’ve been doing it since 1937 when the zoo Continue reading Best of British Calendar

The Beeb and the Book

A BBC camera crew moved on site to record footage from our latest book which chronicles the history of a unique collection of Modernist buildings at DZG. Towers and Tectons: A View from the Hill, by Jill Hitchman, which also highlights conservation and research work at DZG, features the site’s iconic Tecton buildings which have Continue reading The Beeb and the Book

DZG book launch

A double book celebrating the animals and buildings at DZG has been launched. The two-in-one work outlines conservation and research at the Castle Hill site alongside the history of the world’s largest collection of Tecton buildings. Conservation and Research at DZG: Making Time for the World’s Rarest Animals was penned by Registrar and Research Co-ordinator Continue reading DZG book launch

DZG scoops prestigious native species award

DZG has scooped prestigious awards from the zoo world in recognition of our pioneering conservation work with endangered native species. Certificates were presented to DZG’s Native Species Co-ordinator, Ian Hughes, by Chairman of BIAZA (British and Irish Association of Zoos and Aquariums), Simon Tonge, at an awards ceremony at Folly Farm, Pembrokeshire. DZG was among Continue reading DZG scoops prestigious native species award