Your new carriages await!

DZG’s six chinchillas will be transported to off-site events in style after Discovery Centre staff took delivery of three new carriers.


The new boxes will be used to carry boys Elton, Buzz, Eric and Muffin and girls Crumpet and Boo to outreach sessions and birthday parties.

Presentation Assistant Amy Hickman, pictured right with the new carriers, said: “Our old carriers had had plenty of use travelling to numerous schools, parties and community events and needed replacing.

“The new carriers will be put to good use straight away with our busy outreach programme, when creatures from the Discovery Centre enjoy getting out and meeting new people.”

And more new carriers are on the way to transport the rats, ferrets and guinea pigs to parties and workshops.