Sikh TV zooms in on DZG!

Footage of DZG animals will be transmitted across the globe in a series of programmes about endangered creatures.

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A presenter and three cameramen from Birmingham-based Sikh TV came on site for two days to film some of our most popular creatures to make up 10 animal episodes.

The episodes will feature: Asiatic lions, Sumatran tigers, penguins, black howler monkeys, snow leopards, baboons, peafowl, great grey owls, giraffes and African hunting dogs.

Each episode will run for 10 to 15 minutes and will explore how our animals are looked after, their natural habitats, life span and their conservation status in the wild.

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Some of our keepers will make an appearance too, as they were interviewed for the series. Section Leader Jay Haywood is pictured fielding the questions in both pictures above.

DZG Zoo Director Derek Grove said: “We were delighted to welcome Sikh TV to our attraction and look forward to seeing some of our wonderful creatures on the small screen.

“The series should be very informative and we hope a whole new audience will become interested in the important conservation work we do here.”

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