Zoonique day out!

This half term, come and discover what makes DZC a ‘Zoonique’ day out, as we celebrate Love Your Zoo Week! We’re joining the British and Irish Association of Zoos and Aquariums (BIAZA) annual campaign throughout the school holidays (May 27 – June 4), which aims to highlight the fantastic conservation, education and research zoos carry […]

Loving our orangs!

Have you spotted our Bornean orangutans in their new enclosure this Love Your Zoo Week? We’re saying Thank You to everyone who has helped us bring our plans to fruition, especially the visitors who donated money towards our enclosure appeal and help us raise funds. It’s wonderful watching them take full advantage of the new […]

Sloth hugs and kisses

Here’s something to brighten the Monday morning blues – sweet sloth hugs and kisses between Flo and baby Button! If you’re visiting us for Love Your Zoo Week, you’ll be able to discover how BIAZA zoos play a significant role in helping ensure the survival of some of the world’s rarest animals through conservation breeding […]

Love DZC!

We’ll be spreading the love this half term, as part of our annual Love Your Zoo Week celebrations. The theme of this year’s campaign, which is organised by the British and Irish Association of Zoos and Aquariums (BIAZA), is Pride and love and throughout half term (May 28 – June 5) there’ll be love-themed activities […]

Justgiving thanks

The past 12 months has been one of the hardest in DZC’s 84-year history. Having to endure three lockdowns, with zero income combined with continued animal care costs meant we were reaching crisis point. But we’ve been overwhelmed by the support we’ve received from visitors. You will never know how grateful we are for your […]

Thank You Colin!

Our Spider Monkeys have a snazzy newly decorated indoor pad, thanks to the talents of the dad of one our Lower Primates Keepers! Colin Reddall, dad to Jade, donated two days of his time to hand paint the den walls with a tropical rainforest mural, complete with trees, lush greenery and a few hidden animals. […]