An un-bear-lievable trail!

We’re really excited to be involved in Birmingham’s summer adventure trail – The Big Sleuth – especially as DZG is home to the UK’s last remaining Asiatic black bear.

DZG’s Marketing Team at The Big Sleuth launch © Daniel Graves Photography

The free public art trail started yesterday with 100 giant sun bears appearing around the city for ten weeks, before they’re auctioned off with all proceeds going to Birmingham Children’s Hospital.

And DZG is proud to sponsor a bear, which can be found in Oozells Square in Brindleyplace – pictured in place below!

© @brindleyplace

The colourful statue, named Enlightenment, is number 55 on the trail and has been designed by Essex-based artist, Valerie Osment and features birds, bees, flora, fauna and a large beaming sun.

DZG Marketing Manager, Andrea Hales, said: “We felt it was very apt to be involved in the trail because of our 37 year-old moon bear, Inca and we’re always keen to support the work of Birmingham Children’s Hospital.

“We’re really thrilled with our bear, which we’ve nicknamed Sunny Dudley, as we felt it tied in perfectly with our native species conservation work and we hope she receives thousands of visitors over the coming weeks.”

And visitors to our bear can also unlock a child goes free DZG reward voucher through the Big Sleuth App, which can be downloaded from the App Store and Google Play.

If you spot her over the summer, make sure you take a photo and post your pics on our Facebook and Twitter pages as we’d love to see her guests!

We’re also delighted to be hosting one of the trail’s bears here at DZG.

Number 77 on The Big Sleuth trail has been sponsored by Vodafone and is located outside our iconic Tecton wave entrance.

Look out for the bear, named Dharma, during your next zoo trip!