We’re sending huge thanks to Willowbrook Garden Centre in Bromsgrove, who have kindly donated surplus potted Christmas trees for our new snow leopard enclosure. Staff will soon be planting the hardy evergreens in the new £100,000 extension to our big cat enclosure. Assistant Curator, Jay Haywood, said: “We’re extremely grateful for Willowbrook Garden Centre’s generous … Continue reading Garden centre helps out
Festive firs from our Winter Wonderland Santa’s grotto are proving to be tree-mendous fun for DZG’s animals. None of the 44 Christmas trees used to decorate the 11th century castle courtyard throughout December are going to waste as they’re now being used for New Year enrichment. The likes of our Carpathian lynx, meerkats, lions, tigers, … Continue reading Tree-mendous fun!
As we begin disassembling the decorations for another year, we’re appealing for donations of POTTED Christmas trees to help spruce up some of our enclosures. Any unwanted rooted festive firs can be re-planted straight into the ground of our animal exhibits, including our new £100,000 extended snow leopard enclosure, which is set to complete by … Continue reading Enclosure spruce up!
The visitor votes are in and the winning 2018 animal redevelopment project is the Sumatran tiger enclosure. Since the summer holidays we’ve been asking all visitors who add the ten per cent voluntary donation to their entrance fee to vote for one of three major projects, involving either tigers, chimpanzees or bears and we had … Continue reading And the winning project is…
From Asha the Asiatic lioness to Zeb the black and white ruffed lemur, every animal has to be counted as Dudley Zoological Gardens begins its yearly stocktake. The annual audit forms part of the licensing requirements of all UK zoos and wildlife parks and involves keepers totting up every invertebrate, bird, mammal, reptile and amphibian … Continue reading Stocktake’s underway!
It’s 2018! We’re looking forward to another busy year ahead at Dudley Zoological Gardens with lots of exciting projects and species planned, including new binturong, naked mole rats and Prevost’s squirrel exhibits and a beach area for our young visitors. We hope you’ll join us in 2018 – there’ll be plenty to see!
Time’s running out for visitors to help us choose our 2018 redevelopment project. Since the summer we’ve been asking all visitors who add the ten per cent voluntary donation to their entrance fee to vote for one of three major projects we’ve got in the pipeline involving either bears, tigers or chimpanzees. At the moment, … Continue reading Still time to vote
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
Our animals appreciated the clocks going back this morning as they enjoyed an extra hour to snooze in their dens. With the clocks falling back 60 minutes at 2am to signal the end of British Summer Time, our 1,500 strong exotic animal collection were able to snuggle down for longer as they waited for keepers … Continue reading Extra snoozing time
Work has started on extending the snow leopard enclosure, which will not only give our two big cats more space, but also provide visitors with better views. Due to being close to the 11th century Dudley Castle, a scheduled monument, an archeologist is currently on site carrying out ground work ahead of the build, which … Continue reading Snow leopard revamp work starts