It’s Valentine’s Day and we’re showing the love for Madagascan lemurs today as we unveil a 30ft metal statue in their honour! We’re passionate about helping create a better future for these enigmatic creatures and our five species of lemur – ring-tailed, black-and-white ruffed, red ruffed, collared and black – are all amazing ambassadors for … Continue reading Showing the love for lemurs!
Spider, one of our newly named baby ring-tailed lemur twins, wasted no time living up to his moniker as keepers spotted him scuttling across the new children’s rope bridge! The bridge is the latest addition to the new-look Lemur Wood, for anyone under 1.5 metres to use and keepers spotted Spider, who is the tiniest … Continue reading Exploring lemur twins
Our free-roaming lemurs are loving their new-look home and we’ve had great feedback from visitors too! The one-acre walkthrough paddock, which opens each day from 11am, was relaunched a week ago following a £100,000 facelift and is home to more than 20 black-and-white ruffed, collared and ring-tailed lemurs – including two new arrivals… have you … Continue reading Loving the lemurs!
The cast of Madagascar the Musical officially cut the ribbon to our new look Lemur Wood and were the first visitors to see the revamp! We’ve undertaken a £100,000 facelift on the popular one-acre walkthrough, which is home to more than 20 free-roaming black-and-white ruffed, collared and ring-tailed lemurs. Zoo Director Derek Grove said: “For … Continue reading Lemur Wood reopens!
We’re looking forward to a cracking Easter with the relaunching of Lemur Wood and baby animals aplenty! We’re gearing up to reopen the one-acre walkthrough exhibit on Saturday which has undergone a £100,000 revamp and is home to more than 20 free-roaming rare Madagascan lemurs. Marketing Manager Andrea Hales said: “We have plenty going on … Continue reading A cracking Easter!
Pssst, Frank the ring-tailed lemur here, just to let you know that Lemur Wood is closed for a little while as we’re getting a new-look home! We’re all very excited, apparently we’re getting new pathways and steps around our one-acre walkthrough and a Madagascan information hut which you’ll be able to read all about the … Continue reading Lemur Wood closes for revamp
A huddle of our ring-tailed lemurs had the right idea when it came to keeping toasty on a sunny winter’s day – a group hug! As the temperature dipped, the group gathered in a sunny spot on the ledge of one of the dens in their one-acre Lemur Wood home for a mass cuddle. Head … Continue reading Snuggle-up Sunday!
DZG’s friendliest lemur Yoda was caught monkeying around after keepers finished preparing the day’s food for our primates. The cheeky 16-year-old black and white ruffed lemur hopped into the empty food crate while their backs were turned chopping up fruit and veg in the kitchen. And the colourful character, who loves interacting with our visitors, … Continue reading What a crate pic!
Our newest ring-tailed lemur has been called Kirk, after keepers discovered he’s a boy! The baby was born in March, just prior to Mothers’ Day and is the 12th offspring to mum, Phoebe and dad, Frank. See if you can spot Kirk in our walkthrough one-acre Lemur Wood the next time you visit, where he’s … Continue reading Kirk’s a cutie!
Visitors have extra time to see their favourite DZG animals as we’ve reverted to summer hours. Zoo Manager, Matt Lewis, said: “Last entry is now 4pm, with the 40-acre site closing 90 minutes later. “The extra daylight means our animals get more time to enjoy the sunshine, while the additional hour enables keepers to carry … Continue reading An extra hour to enjoy DZG!