Ember retains the top spot!

She’s done it again! Red panda, Ember, has retained the top spot as DZC’s most adopted animal of 2023! And our marketing team sent out more adoption packages for the two- year-old over the Christmas season than any other species on site! Marketing Manager Andrea Hales, said: “Ember took the top title last year from […]

Red panda renovations

A zoo collection should be ever improving and we’ve been busy over the last few months renovating a number of animal enclosures. And our new red panda pair, Ember and Carko, are already making themselves at home in their fabulous new-look exhibit. Our in-house Development Team have transformed the hillside enclosure opposite the giraffe paddock, […]

Meet Carko!

Say hello to Carko, our new male red panda, who has arrived at DZC to join resident female, Ember! Eleven-month-old Carko arrived by plane from Sweden last week as part of a European Endangered Species breeding Programme (EEP) and is already settling in well with one year-old Ember. Team Leader, Laura Robbins, said: “We’re really […]

Bamboo for pandas

Calling all green-fingered gardeners, can you help us!   We’re appealing for any donations of potted or rooted bamboo for our gorgeous red panda!   Our development team are currently in the process of renovating the panda’s hillside home, where work will include constructing new public viewing areas, on show housing, climbing frame and nesting […]