Happy macaque day!

Today is International Macaque Day – and we’re marking the occasion by pledging to help save macaques in the wild over the next five years. As part of DZG’s ongoing conservation work, we’ve committed to support Selamatkan Yaki, a project working out in Indonesia to protect the critically endangered Sulawesi crested black macaque. We’re backing Continue reading Happy macaque day!

Saving Asia’s songbirds

Dudley Zoo has added its voice to a global conservation campaign to save millions of Asian songbirds from extinction. We’re backing the two-year European Association of Zoos and Aquaria (EAZA) Conservation campaign ‘Silent Forest, Asian Songbird Crisis’ to make noise about the plight of Asian songbirds taken from forests in Southeast Asia and raise money Continue reading Saving Asia’s songbirds

Close encounters

Half-term visitors got up close and personal with some of our creepy crawlies as we started spreading the word about our support for a global conservation project. ABOVE: Nine-year-old Caleb Corbett and his brother Brecken, aged 11, from Telford, were introduced to some our creepy crawlies by Conservation Officer Chris Leeson. Youngsters got to handle Continue reading Close encounters

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!

Conference brings new ideas

DZG Conservation Officer, Chris Leeson, has a host of new ideas to try out after attending the BIAZA Field Conservation Conference. Chris spent two days at Yorkshire Wildlife Park last week for the annual meeting, which this year was entitled Stepping up for Conservation! Chris said: “There were 70 delegates from 28 other BIAZA collections Continue reading Conference brings new ideas

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