Part-time receptionist Claire Phillpotts has been named Employee of the Month for the wonderful way she helps people who contact DZG. And zoo bosses came up with the purr-fect way to thank the animal-mad mum-of-three from Birmingham, by giving her chance to get up close to our stunning snow leopard, Taïga. Claire was nominated for … Continue reading Purr-fect performance Claire
All eyes will be on Dudley Zoo’s stunning snow leopard Taïga as she turns three today. The gorgeous female, whose name is a Russian word meaning boreal forest or snow forest, came to us a year and a half ago from Beauval ZooParc in France to pair with our resident male, Margaash. Senior Keeper Sam Grove said: … Continue reading Taïga turns three
We’re sending huge thanks to Willowbrook Garden Centre in Bromsgrove, who have kindly donated surplus potted Christmas trees for our new snow leopard enclosure. Staff will soon be planting the hardy evergreens in the new £100,000 extension to our big cat enclosure. Assistant Curator, Jay Haywood, said: “We’re extremely grateful for Willowbrook Garden Centre’s generous … Continue reading Garden centre helps out
Work has started on extending the snow leopard enclosure, which will not only give our two big cats more space, but also provide visitors with better views. Due to being close to the 11th century Dudley Castle, a scheduled monument, an archeologist is currently on site carrying out ground work ahead of the build, which … Continue reading Snow leopard revamp work starts
It might be her second birthday today, but that’s no excuse for snow leopard, Taïga’s continued mischief making! The big cat was caught red-handed back in February bringing the enclosure’s waterfall to a grinding halt, as she pulled the plastic piping completely out. Keepers thought they’d deterred the youngster by cementing the pipe back into … Continue reading Taïga’s two today!
Birthday boy, Margaash, is looking forward to a new scratching post after keepers recycled the old chairlift rope to raise funds! The snow leopard, who is seven today, loves playing with the heavy duty rope, as do our Sumatran tigers and Carpathian lynx, which keepers wrap around wooden posts in their enclosures. Following the recent replacement … Continue reading Recycling purchases birthday gift!
Snow leopard, Taïga, has been up to mischief and broken the enclosure’s waterfall! Big cat keepers couldn’t fathom how the water pipe had been removed from the pool, until zoo member, Karen Edwards shed light on the mystery when she caught the one year-old red handed on camera and showed us the photos! Senior Keeper … Continue reading Naughty Taïga!
We’re feeling the love here at DZG by offering some animal magic to help you woo your sweetheart this Valentine’s Day. And we’ve got the purr-fect present – a joint adoption for one of our newest couples – snow leopards, Margaash and Taïga. Marketing Manager Andrea Hales, said: “The two snow leopards were introduced in … Continue reading Purr-fect valentine gift
We’re officially adopters of snow leopard, Makalu, who left us for Darjeeling Zoo six months ago. We’ve pledged to continue financially supporting the two-year-old leopard for the next five years and have received a certificate and paperwork in recognition of the donation. Curator Richard Brown, said: “Darjeeling Zoo is internationally recognised for its conservation work … Continue reading Makalu’s official adopters
Our female snow leopard, Taïga, is settling into her new DZG home and this week also met Father Christmas, who has pledged to raise money towards our £100,000 big cat enclosure extension appeal. The work, which includes doubling the size of the outdoor snow leopard enclosure and installing a new viewing area and platform, is … Continue reading Santa helps snowies!