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
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
Our snow leopard enclosure appeal has been boosted by the fundraising efforts of an animal-mad eight year-old, who has raised £70 for DZG. Keetan Gill, from Tipton, was motivated to raise money for our £100k appeal after hearing of the death of our female snow leopard, Nanga, last June. Zoo member, Keetan, who’s a regular visitor … Continue reading Kind-hearted Keetan
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!
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!
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!