long service award

Derek's dedication

When Zoo Director Derek Grove’s school form teacher told him he wouldn’t stick at anything for long, he vowed to prove him wrong… and this week he celebrates 35 years’ continuous service at DZG. Derek was presented with gift vouchers and congratulated by David Sparks OBE, Chairman of DZG’s Board of Trustees, for his long Continue reading Derek’s dedication

A diamond celebration!

Two DZG gardeners are celebrating after clocking up 60 years’ service between them. Antony Gwilt has tended the site’s grounds for 35 years, while Paul Durber has reached his 25th continuous year of service today and both said it had “flown by”. The pair were presented with vouchers and thanked for their green-fingered efforts by Zoo Continue reading A diamond celebration!

Matt's milestone

It was 1989 and a 16 year-old Matt Lewis thought he was visiting DZG for a day trip with his mum. Unbeknown to him, he was actually coming for an interview for a trainee bird keeper’s position which his mum had applied for on his behalf! Fast forward three decades and the rest they say Continue reading Matt’s milestone