DZG has scooped a prestigious award in recognition of our conservation work with endangered native species. We received a Silver award for our Limestone Bat Project at the BIAZA (British and Irish Association of Zoos and Aquariums), awards, which celebrates outstanding achievements in the zoological world. DZG Conservation Officer Chris Leeson, who heads the project … Continue reading Going batty for award!
A secret inspection to DZG has seen us receive the VisitEngland Accreditation Certificate for the 17th year running. The Visitor Attraction Quality Assurance Scheme (VAQAS) marque is awarded annually by the tourism regulatory body, alongside an accompanying report of the inspector’s visit, which commended the appearance of the zoo and castle grounds, as well as … Continue reading Tourism accreditation
We’re celebrating after achieving our 16th consecutive VisitEngland Accreditation Certificate. The VAQAS – Visitor Attraction Quality Assurance Scheme – award is issued annually, alongside an accompanying report, following a secret visit by the tourism industry regulatory body last year. Zoo Director Derek Grove, said: “The report provides an unbiased viewpoint of the visitor experience we provide … Continue reading DZG achieves VAQAS award
There was meerkat cake all round as Accounts Supervisor, Simon Beattie, clocked up his 25th year at DZG. To mark his silver anniversary, Simon was presented with retail vouchers and thanked for his efforts by Zoo Director Derek Grove. Simon, pictured, said: “I’ve seen lots of changes over the years, including the introduction of credit … Continue reading Simon clocks up 25 years!