Patagonian sealion

Photo-ready!

As the nation prepares to party, our animals have been making sure keepers get their goods sides on New Year’s Eve celebration snaps. Brazilian tapir mum Meena and male Patagonian sealion Oba are two of the creatures who have been showing off their best angles for photos as we prepare to let in 2019. And Continue reading Photo-ready!

Emergency rations

Male sealion Oba enjoyed some emergency rations when keepers tucked treats into old fire hose donated by West Midlands Fire Service. The 18-year-old Patagonian sealion, who weighs in at more than 37 stone, loved freeing sprats from the plaited hose feeding device, which was made by Keepers Cheyenne Darkins and Josh Luxton to make his snack Continue reading Emergency rations

Wakey wakey!

DZG is urging animal lovers to set their alarm clocks and come and wake up some of the world’s rarest animals.   On Sunday May 20, we have an early morning guided tour giving visitors the opportunity to go behind the scenes and get close to a variety of exotic animals. Marketing Manager Andrea Hales Continue reading Wakey wakey!

Winter ready

Our four Patagonian sealions are bulking up during winter. Keepers have upped the amount of food being given to male, Oba and females Marina, Tania and Deisy. Assistant Curator Jay Haywood, said: “Sealions need the insulated blubber layer to protect themselves from the icy waters during the colder months so we give them more food Continue reading Winter ready