Birds

Providing Valentine love nests!

Here at DZG we’re as passionate about our native species as we are about our exotic animals. And this Valentine’s Day we’re making sure we’re providing ideal love nests for our feathered friends ready for the forthcoming breeding season, which typically starts around March-time. To launch National Nest Box Week staff have installed a number Continue reading Providing Valentine love nests!

Getting to grips!

Lorikeet Lookout offers visitors the chance to get even closer to our animals – and as Birds Section Leader, Nicola Wright has discovered some get a bit too close for comfort! Nicola handreared rainbow lorikeets Bonnie and Clyde as chicks when they first arrived at DZG in 2016 and they love it when she’s on Continue reading Getting to grips!

DZG animals help woo valentines!

Every day is Valentine’s Day for our loved-up Humboldt penguins, who pair for life, so why not let them help woo your loved one this forthcoming February 14. The flightless birds are monogamous and begin searching for a mate around two years-old, recognising each other through vocalisations. They also nest in the same boxes year-on-year, Continue reading DZG animals help woo valentines!

Surveying birds

We’re highlighting the world’s biggest wildlife survey this weekend with the Big Garden Birdwatch. DZG visitors can find out more about the annual RSPB count on Saturday and Sunday, as we welcome representatives on site who’ll be running bird-themed activities and encouraging members of the public to survey feathered friends in their own gardens at Continue reading Surveying birds

Raising penguin awareness

We’re celebrating the wonderful world of penguins today as we raise awareness about the fascinating flightless birds. Penguin Awareness Day falls annually on January 20 and shines the spotlight on the popular black and white birds, whose numbers are dwindling day by day. Here at DZG we hold a colony of 80 Humboldts, living in Continue reading Raising penguin awareness

Beautiful native birds

We’ve been surveying the native birds living on our 40-acre site with help from Brewood Ringers and discovered some real beauties. DZG Conservation Officer Chris Leeson and Customer Services Team Member and trainee bird ringer, Emma Dingley, alongside Brewood group members spent four hours on site collecting data about our feathered friends. They caught five Continue reading Beautiful native birds

Charlie's treats!

Blue and gold macaw, Charlie, is getting stuck into new toys and treats following a festive donation from her adopter. Christine Clive, a long-term supporter of the 27-year-old Discovery Centre parrot sent in a stocking full of nutty treats plus the monetary gift which DZG Presenter Heather John spent on a number of goodies from Continue reading Charlie’s treats!

Stocktake's underway!

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!

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!

Feed raises funds

Visitors have helped us raise more than £1,500 for in-situ conservation projects throughout the year by purchasing pots of nectar to feed our rainbow lorikeets. Here at DZG we’re proud to lend our support to important animal campaigns and raise funds for vital awareness projects, including events such as World Camel Day, World Lion Day, Continue reading Feed raises funds