Members of West Midlands Classic Car Club have clubbed together to make a generous donation to DZG. The £300 cheque was presented to our receptionist Claire Phillpotts to thank us for hosting the club’s 30th annual show this summer. And the group is already gearing up for next year’s event. The donation was delivered by … Continue reading Drivers’ donation
Our red pandas Yasmin and Gawa are in for a feast after bundles of bamboo plants were delivered to us by a kind-hearted couple. Gwen and Ken Edge have lived at their Bridgnorth home for 40 years and offered the excess plants to DZG after reading an appeal in the press. Gwen said: “The bamboo … Continue reading Thanks Gwen and Ken!
It was so kind of 86-year-old Laurence Davies to think of our animals when he had a surplus of apples in his Wolverhampton garden. The Castlecroft pensioner, who last visited DZG 50 years ago, decided to bring in the apples and other fruit and veg when he came to see how much the attraction has … Continue reading Thanks a bunch!
Keen gardener Laura Hamilton and her mum Pat have bean extremely kind by donating piles of homegrown runner beans for DZG’s chimps. The pair produced the bumper crop on their allotment in Northfield, Birmingham, and donated their surplus supplies to our all- female group of primates. Laura said: “When we realised how many beans we … Continue reading You’ve both bean very kind!
When two-year-old Ruby Gartshore accidentally dropped her Nanny’s camera into black bear Inca’s enclosure, DZG keepers snapped to it. They rescued the camera and posted it out to the grateful grandmother who has since sent us a donation to buy treats for 38-year-old Inca as a thank you. Senior Keeper Sam Grove used the money … Continue reading Camera calamity
Huge thanks to Homebase Oldbury who donated a van load of plants to us for our Songbird Crisis campaign. The selection of greenery has been used to make a wonderful display in our Rainforest Room to raise awareness of the plight of Asian songbirds, many who are stolen and sold as pets or entered into … Continue reading Huge thanks Homebase
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!
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!
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
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