A birthday curry was the order of the day as our handsome Sumatran tiger Joao turned six. Keepers spiced up the big cat’s birthday breakfast by stuffing straw and his favourite Indian curry powder into a bunny-shaped sack – and he lapped it up. The spice and a bottle of scent was given to the … Continue reading Birthday balti
There’s just a few weeks left of our free return offer, so why not make tiger tracks to DZG and enjoy a refreshing winter walk around the 40-acre site to learn about some of the world’s rarest animals. Colder months are typically quieter on site and with the wintry weather during January, our keepers have snapped … Continue reading Make tracks to DZG!
Sumatran tigers, Daseep and Joao, are enjoying their new climbing frame. Keepers have spent the last few weeks after hours replacing the Tecton enclosure’s wooden frame by demolishing the old play equipment, which had been well used by the big cats over the years and replacing it a new larger frame. Senior Keeper Sam Grove, … Continue reading Tigers in the frame
There are celebrations in the Tiger Tecton today as our beautiful Daseep celebrates her seventh birthday! And to mark her special day we’re giving our two Sumatrans a brand new climbing frame! Curator Richard Brown, said: “We’re hoping to start work on the frame as soon as possible. “The current one has been well used … Continue reading Daseep’s day!
We had a grrr-eat weekend raising funds and awareness for tigers as part of our Global Tiger Day celebrations. Through a daily meet and greet raffle, tiger face painting and sales of dress-up tiger ears and tails, we raised £549.96 for 21st Century Tiger, which does sterling work supporting conservation projects who are working to … Continue reading Grrr-eat tiger weekend
Visitors are encouraged to earn their stripes and help us raise funds for tigers next weekend. We’re counting down to Global Tiger Day on Saturday, July 29 when we’ll be raising awareness about the plight of tigers in the wild, with the help of our critically endangered Sumatran duo, Daseep and Joao. And we’ll be … Continue reading Earn your stripes for tigers!
Our gorgeous Sumatran tiger, Joao, is celebrating his 5th birthday today and keepers treated the big cat to a Chinese and Indian takeaway! Senior Keeper, Sarah Evans, pictured above, stuffed two hessian sacks with used giraffe bedding and covered one with soy sauce and the other with curry powder before throwing them to the birthday … Continue reading Birthday takeaway
Sumatran tigers, Daseep and Joao, kept a very close eye on site contractors by watching their every move! Workers have replaced the wooden walkway leading to their viewing window with a smarter tarmacked path, which is also less maintenance for staff. Curator Richard Brown, said: “The tigers were kept inside during times when loud machinery was … Continue reading Supervising Sumatrans
DZG’s conservation work for critically endangered Sumatran tigers have earned us a Silver Certificate from 21st Century Tiger in recognition of our fundraising efforts The certificate acknowledges the £1,000 we donated to the charity last year, bringing our running total to £7,945. Zoo Director Derek Grove, said: “ We raised £686.72 through our Global Tiger … Continue reading Recognition for tiger funds
We hope you all had a great Christmas Day yesterday and are enjoying playing with those new toys and pressies. Our handsome four year-old Sumatran tiger, Joao loved his gift from Daseep – a bottle of his favourite aftershave – which big cat keeper Sarah Evans sprayed all over the climbing frame for him to … Continue reading Joao’s perfumed present!