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Birthday boy is kept bizzy!

Birthday boy, Kito, has been having a ball with new enrichment, following a £100 donation from a DZG supporter. Staff used the generous gift to purchase a new Bizzy Bites boredom breaker – an enrichment toy typically used for horses, but which is also perfect for our giraffe trio and Kito, who is four today, soon Continue reading Birthday boy is kept bizzy!

Enclosure spruce up!

As we begin disassembling the decorations for another year, we’re appealing for donations of POTTED Christmas trees to help spruce up some of our enclosures. Any unwanted rooted festive firs can be re-planted straight into the ground of our animal exhibits, including our new £100,000 extended snow leopard enclosure, which is set to complete by Continue reading Enclosure spruce up!

Chimps' early festive feast

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

Fruity delights

Our animals enjoyed seasonal delights thanks to surplus stock from Fruitful Office. Boxes of delicious fruit, including bananas, peaches, apples, nectarines, pears and oranges were dropped off by the workplace fruit delivery company for us to distribute to our 200 species on site. Curator Richard Brown, said: “Fruit is a regular part of many of Continue reading Fruity delights

A deluxe donation

Some of DZG’s tiniest native critters have a new deluxe home, thanks to talented members of a Dudley charity. Woodside Crafts, based in King Street, which supports adults with mental health and learning difficulties, has donated a wall-hanging handmade bug house to us and it’s already filling up with occupants! DZG Conservation Officer, Chris Leeson, Continue reading A deluxe donation

Buy2Help DZG!

Do you love shopping? Then did you know you can support DZG through your purchases? We’ve signed up to Buy2Help, an online shopping experience where people can buy a variety of goods from fashion, gifts, beauty and furniture and donate to us without paying anything more! Marketing Manager Andrea Hales, said: “Who doesn’t love shopping Continue reading Buy2Help DZG!

They've bin so kind!

We’re saying another thank you to Lichfield-based business, Newell Rubbermaid, who’ve bin so kind to us! The company regularly donate their surplus stock for use in our daily chores and this time we received 50 plastic bins, which have been distributed to all sections across the zoo’s 40-acre site. Assistant Curator, Jay Haywood, said: “Newell Continue reading They’ve bin so kind!

Full of beans!

DZG animals are full of beans thanks to a leading coffee specialist donating dozens of hessian sacks for enrichment. Lincoln & York, based in North Lincolnshire, generously donated a huge box of empty coffee bean sacks to us after they were contacted by our Senior Keeper, Jodie Dryden and they’ve been put to great use with Continue reading Full of beans!