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
A double Bunk with the Beasts experience for Kingswinfordbased 1st Dawley Brook Scout Group proved a huge hit with 60 youngsters who took part during two weekends. Beavers spent their evening with Baron Dudley – aka Senior Presenter David Riley who talked about horrible history before leading a torchlit walk around the site. Later … Continue reading Bunk with the Beasts
Male?Rothschild giraffe Kubwa waits eagerly for Assistant Curator Richard Brown to get lunch ready. Giraffes browse on the twigs of trees, but also eat grasses and fruits and can eat up 65 pounds (29 kg) of leaves and twigs daily. They use their long, tough tongues to strip the leaves from the branches and will regurgitate the semi-digested cud … Continue reading Lunch on its way