That’s nice, deer

There’s Christmas magic in the air at DZG . . . see Santa’s Castle Grotto, take a train ride past some of the world’s rarest animals and join our special Xmas show.

dzg_jo_reindeer5_webAnd don’t forget to see Santa’s very own reindeer in their paddock – until New Year visitors can learn all about our herd during new talk and feed sessions.

Every weekend and weekday during the Christmas school holidays, there will be talks at 11.15am and 12.45pm at the paddock, which is located alongside our vintage chairlift on the Zoo’s upper level.

Presenters will also be showcasing antlers dropped by male deer, Hail, during his annual moulting season.


Caption: Trainee keeper Jo Turner puts one of Santa’s reindeer through his paces.





We’re also offering special festive adoption packages and experiences – YOU could be a zoo keeper for a day and work with some of the most endangered species on the planet, including Asiatic lions, Rothschildgiraffes, Tibetan red pandas and Humboldt penguins follow this link> Or treat your family to a season ticket and visit the zoo whenever you want.   We’ve a whole range of stocking fillers, too; cuddly toy tigers and monkeys, meerkat-shaped jelly sweets, plus our 2013 calendar which shows cute and quirky images of zoo favourites, lasts a whole year, helps conservation in the wild and costs just £5.99 to purchase click here >   There’s something for everyone this Christmas at DZG!