Happy Earth Day!

It’s Earth Day and here at DZG we’re always looking at ways of doing things that don’t cost the earth! As the international awareness day celebrates the planet and focuses on the environmental issues it faces, our animals got to grips with paper planets of their own. Senior Keeper Stacey Evans and her daughter Lilly […]

An adventurous agouti!

Our Azara’s agouti are enjoying a new shelter in their Lorikeet Lookout enclosure. Keeper Kriss Pearson made the den from logs and plants, giving the five male agoutis another place to explore. However, one adventurous agouti got more than he bargained for, as he tried to climb one of the exhibit’s tall yucca plants and […]

Agoutis arrive!

We’ve welcomed a new species to DZG as five Azara’s agoutis settle into their new home. The all-male rodent group can be found in Lorikeet Lookout, after relocating from Edinburgh Zoo. Curator Richard Brown, said: “This is the first time we’ve held the Azara’s species and we’re really pleased with how they’ve settled in. “They’re […]