An area of DZG will forever bloom in celebration of a remarkable little girl who is amazing medics. We welcomed Maebh Adams and her family on site earlier this summer to scatter wildflowers alongside our Asiatic lion paddock in celebration of Maebh turning 18 months-old – a remarkable feat considering she was given just … Continue reading Blooming in celebration
We’ve got a grrr-eat big challenge and we’re asking you for help! Keepers have launched an online crowdfunding appeal to raise £350 to purchase an enormous purposely made enrichment ball for our Sumatran tigers and Asiatic lions and we’re hoping we’ll achieve our target during our half term Love Your Zoo Week celebrations. Acting Team … Continue reading A grrr-eat crowdfunding challenge!
It’s time to take down the trimmings, so our animals are helping recycle festive firs from the zoo’s Winter Wonderland Grotto. As we hit Twelfth Night, traditionally time to take down Christmas trees and decorations to avoid bad luck, dozens of firs from the 11th century castle courtyard are now being used for New Year enrichment. … Continue reading Evergreen enjoyment
Asiatic lioness Kyra didn’t waste any time putting her new wooden platform to the test. Curator Richard Brown and Senior Keeper, Sam Grove took advantage of recent wet weather, when our three lions would have sheltered underneath the Tecton cantilever, to keep them indoors so they could rebuild the frame and ladder in one day … Continue reading Lions’ paw of approval!
We’re joining a global campaign to celebrate the most majestic of all big cats today. It’s World Lion Day and we’re raising awareness of their plight on Planet Earth. We’ll be manning an information and biofact stand outside the one-acre enclosure throughout the day where visitors can discover the threats lions face and ways you … Continue reading Majestic lions
Visitors to Lion Ridge will be able to get even closer to our big cats as we prepare to install a new lookout. The £25,000 platform is set to be built opposite the wild dog enclosure in time for the summer holidays and will give visitors an uninterrupted view of our three Asiatic lions – even when … Continue reading Lion lookout