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
Snow leopards Taïga and Margaash couldn’t wait to start exploring their newly extended £50,000 enclosure, which has been completed just in time for half term. Two year-old Taïga was first in to the extension, which has increased their outdoor space by around 60 per cent and made sure she investigated every nook and cranny. Curator … Continue reading Snow leopards move in!
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!
There were head rubs galore when snow leopards, Margaash and Taïga, were united for the first time this week. The introductory process has been slowly monitored by DZG curators and big cat keepers over the last few weeks. But staff couldn’t be happier with this week’s development. Big cat keeper, Sarah Evans, said: “It went brilliantly. … Continue reading Snowies united!
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!
Female snow leopard, Taïga, has taken her first steps into the outside enclosure. The one year-old has been off-show since her arrival earlier this month from Beauval ZooParc in France but was given access to the hardstand area this morning, with male, Margaash, separated in the main part of the enclosure. Assistant Curator, Jay Haywood, … Continue reading Taïga’s out!
We’re thrilled to welcome a new female snow leopard to DZG. One year-old Taïga arrived overnight from Beauval ZooParc in France to pair with our resident male, Margaash. Taïga, whose name is a Russian word meaning boreal forest or snow forest, will be kept off-show for the next few days and will slowly be introduced to six … Continue reading Taïga arrives at DZG