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!
Hundreds of film fans will be joining us tonight for a one-off screening of cult horror-comedy ‘An American Werewolf in London’. Working alongside Flatpack, we’ve transformed the 11th century castle courtyard into an open-air cinema ready for this evening’s viewing and we’re expecting over 1,200 people to join us! Doors open at 8pm, with the … Continue reading Werewolf screening’s tonight!
There’ll be plenty of clowning around during the summer holidays as we welcome Flip and Dippy every weekend. The children’s entertainers will be hosting their Summer Show every Saturday and Sunday in the castle courtyard or in the Go Wild! Theatre if it rains. Marketing Manager, Andrea Hales, said: “Flip and Dippy are always popular … Continue reading Clowning around!
Visitors are encouraged to earn their stripes and help us raise funds for tigers next weekend. We’re counting down to Global Tiger Day on Saturday, July 29 when we’ll be raising awareness about the plight of tigers in the wild, with the help of our critically endangered Sumatran duo, Daseep and Joao. And we’ll be … Continue reading Earn your stripes for tigers!
There’ll be cars in the castle on Sunday as we host the West Midlands Classic Car Club’s annual show. Now in its 29th year, the club will be filling the 11th century courtyard with around 90 vintage vehicles, including a Jaguar E-type, Daimler Dart and Rolls Royce Organiser Maurice Cole, said: “We always look forward … Continue reading Cars in the castle
DZG hosted its first ever Community Conservation Forum attended by a variety of local nature groups. Organised by Conservation Officer, Chris Leeson, the event allowed participants to meet each other, share information and discuss ways to improve local breeding sites. Groups taking part included Brumbats, Sandnats (Sandwell Valley Naturalists) and a host of park and … Continue reading Forming a conservation community
We’re celebrating our bostin’ heritage today as it’s Black Country Day. And to show our pride in the region, we’ve got the black, red and white flag flying atop one of the Midlands’ best-loved landmarks. Zoo Director Derek Grove, said: “”This year Dudley Zoological Gardens celebrates its 80th anniversary and we’re proud to have had … Continue reading Celebrating our bostin’ heritage
We welcomed royalty to DZG when self-unemployed Queen of the Black Country, Doreen Tipton paid us a visit. Ahead of tomorrow’s Black Country Day – the comedy sensation, who is once again starring in this year’s DZG-sponsored Christmas panto at Wolverhampton Grand Theatre, stopped off to film footage for her new DVD. After a walk up … Continue reading Doreen’s deer!
There’s still time to join our Tea-time Tour of DZG as we offer visitors the unique opportunity to help our keepers put the animals to bed! On Saturday, July 22 we’re running an exclusive early evening guided tour of some of the rarest animals in the world, as you join keepers as they finish their … Continue reading Help put the animals to bed!
We’re really excited to be involved in Birmingham’s summer adventure trail – The Big Sleuth – especially as DZG is home to the UK’s last remaining Asiatic black bear. DZG’s Marketing Team at The Big Sleuth launch © Daniel Graves Photography The free public art trail started yesterday with 100 giant sun bears appearing around … Continue reading An un-bear-lievable trail!