Further plans have been put in motion to bring brown bears back to DZG following a visit to a four-day international zoo event. DZG Curator Richard Brown and Birds Section Leader Nicola Wright joined more than 900 conservationists at Bioparc Valencia in Spain for the EAZA (European Association of Zoos and Aquaria) Annual Conference. The … Continue reading Bear plans put in place!
We can bear-ly contain our excitement… brown bears are returning to DZG after visitors voted to bring them back to the iconic Bear Ravine. The £250,000 project to reinstate European brown bears – the zoo last held them in 1980 – could see the arrival of up to four bears and the enclosure extended to one … Continue reading Brown bears coming back
Team Leader Lesley Lewis and Curator Richard Brown are well prepared for the moment European brown bears return to DZG. The pair attended the Bear Husbandry Workshop at Chester Zoo last month to get ready for the possible reintroduction of European brown bears, should the project win our visitor vote. The £250,000 scheme to reinstate bears … Continue reading Ideas to bear in mind
Visitors can explore the restored Bear Ravine as we’ve opened up public access. The ravine on the lower section of the zoo was brought back to its former 1930’s glory as part of a Heritage Lottery Funded project. Initially listed as under threat by Historic England back in 2009, following restoration work, the building watchdog … Continue reading Explore the ravine