We had a spook-tacular time during our family Hocus Pocus Halloween events. More than 450 visitors joined us after hours as we held the three themed evenings, which featured a trick and treat hunt around the zoo site, with visits to the haunted cottage and 11th century castle. And there were some fangtastic costumes on … Continue reading Fangtastic Hocus Pocus events
We’re celebrating the 40th birthday of one of DZG’s most iconic animals, our Bornean orangutan, Benji and we’re throwing a big birthday bash in his honour! Join us this weekend, ahead of his birthday on Monday (Nov 6) as we hold a two-day fundraiser in aid of our £800,000 orangutan enclosure appeal. Visitors can take … Continue reading Benji’s big birthday bash!
Congratulations to Senior Keeper, Sarah Evans, who’s our latest employee of the month! Sarah, who works with our big cats and ungulates, received this month’s accolade alongside gift vouchers after being nominated by colleagues for her continued hard work and dedication, especially with fundraising for world animal days. Over the last few months alone, Sarah … Continue reading Sarah’s success!
Visit DZG for some frighteningly family friendly fun this half term and get discounted entry in return for a carved pumpkin for our Halloween pumpkin patch! As part of our Freak Week we’re offering an adoption of Narna, our three-year-old flightless Egyptian fruit bat, for the best design. Running from Saturday, October 21 – 29, … Continue reading Half term Halloween fun!
It’s the last opportunity for visitors to learn more about Dudley Castle this Friday as we host the final tour and talk of the year. Discover all about food and cookery during the Medieval and Tudor times during the evening event. Zoo Manager, Matt Lewis, said: “The after hour tours have proved to be very … Continue reading Last chance for castle tour
Booking is now open for DZG’s Santa’s Winter Wonderland Grotto and this year he’s got his own special hotline! Visitors can either call and speak to his elves on 01384 215306 or book their own timed slot for the three-week festive period directly through the DZG website by CLICKING HERE. Last year we celebrated our … Continue reading Santa booking’s open!
A HUGE thank you to our Bank Holiday visitors who made our first ever Raptor Day a flyaway success and helped us raise a whopping £869.95! Thousands of people visited the 11th century castle courtyard to see our birds of prey, which included harris hawks, a red-footed falcon, common buzzard and a Northern White-faced Owl, … Continue reading Raptor Day a flyaway success!
Visitors can find out more about the work of local nature groups during our first Community Conservation Day today. Organised by DZG Conservation Officer, Chris Leeson, the event allows local friends groups to promote their work. Chris said: “The groups will be setting up stands in the castle courtyard and talking to visitors about our … Continue reading Community Conservation Day
Have you spotted Sunny Dudley yet in Birmingham’s Big Sleuth adventure trail? We’d love you to snap a selfie with our colourful bear and tag us in on Facebook and Twitter, so we can see her summer holiday visitors. Our sponsored bear can be found in Oozells Square in Brindleyplace and is number 55 ‘Enlightenment’ … Continue reading Going on a bear hunt…
Discover the weird and wonderful world of bugs at DZG this week. We’re celebrating BIAZA’s Big Bug Bonanza with a variety of creepy crawly themed activities. Go on a bug hunt around the 40-acre zoo site and learn some fun facts along the way, as well as getting close to some invertebrates during handling sessions … Continue reading Going big on bugs!