Christmas came early for DZC’s Graphic Designer, Rachel Lane, who’s been named our latest Employee of the Month! Rachel was thanked with a certificate and gift voucher for her work in designing and creating the site’s festive displays, including Santa’s Toy Emporium in the Safari Shop, the reindeer paddock and farm barn. Nominator DZC … Continue reading Rachel spreads Christmas magic
We’re offering DZC lovers the chance to own a unique festive decoration – created by some of our very artistic animals during lockdown! Over the past month the likes of our chimpanzees, orangutans, otters and ferrets have used brushes, fingers and paws to decorate ceramic tree decorations with colourful animal-friendly paint, which we’re selling in … Continue reading Festive decorations
It’s going to be a first Christmas for many DZG animals this year, as we’ve had a busy 12 months for births! Kicking off 2019 was the arrival of an Egyptian fruit bat in January and in total we’ve had seven born in Castle Creatures. In February there were celebrations in the Small Primate House … Continue reading First Christmas
Our Countdown to Christmas has begun and our reindeer are eagerly awaiting Santa’s arrival later this week. Our eight girls have been enjoying trips to the castle with keepers as they familiarise themselves with the route from the reindeer paddock to the cobbled courtyard ahead of their all-important festive duties. Our reindeer are trained to … Continue reading Reindeer await Santa!
It may only be July 15th, but we’ve taken our first booking for Santa’s grotto! Our popular Santa’s Winter Wonderland Grotto in the 11th century Dudley Castle opens on November 30 and runs until Christmas Eve and a Birmingham Primary School has already reserved its slot! DZG Marketing Manager, Andrea Hales, said: “We’ve only just started … Continue reading First Santa booking of the year!
Our seven chimps are being spoilt rotten this festive season as one of their biggest fans has delivered Christmas Eve parcels for them all. Grandmother Wendy Gray, from Coseley, made up the seven gift bags of goodies – one for each of our gorgeous girls Fanny, Malaika, Mandy, Mali, Barbie, Banika and Binti – and … Continue reading Present time for chimps
Christmas came early for Larry, one of our African spurred tortoises, after keepers served up some festive food for the tortoise group. Senior Keeper Sarah Evans and Keeper Adam Davey (pictured) mixed the tortoises’ regular 450g serving of nutritious pellets with water and shaped it into decorative holly leaves to get into the festive spirit. … Continue reading Merry munching Larry!
Christmas; a time for family, friends and food! It’s that one time of year that we usually choose to indulge, adding mince pies, Christmas puddings and boxes of chocolate and biscuits to our weekly shopping list. And while they may seem harmless, did you know the purchase of some of our favourite treats are pushing … Continue reading Make festive food fair
If you’re hunting for stocking fillers for children this Christmas, then look no further than our Safari Shop, which has an array of perfectly small-sized goodies! Topping the list are £3.99 pots of slime, available in a host of rainbow colours, which also come with an accompanying goo wristband. Also how about our Christmas elf … Continue reading Stock up on stocking fillers
Sprouts were on the menu for our seven chimp girls, who enjoyed a festive feast, thanks to a donation from The Fellows pub. Bosses at Dudley’s The Broadway-based bar donated eight large tubs of leftover steamed seasonal carrots, sprouts, potatoes and peas to primate keepers who dished them out to our grateful apes. Lower Primates … Continue reading Chimps’ early festive feast