Events

Surveying bats

DZG staff joined forces with conservation group, BrumBats, to survey the wild bats across the 40-acre zoo site. The group, also known as the Birmingham and Black Country Bat Group, spent two hours surveying bats living in and around two on-site caverns. DZG Conservation Officer, Chris Leeson, said: “It went really well. We started just Continue reading Surveying bats

Love Your Zoo Week 2017

We had an exciting Love Your Zoo Week as we spread the love about DZG’s animals and conservation projects. As part of BIAZA’s (British and Irish Association of Zoos and Aquariums) holiday campaign we invited people to submit photographs from during their week visit to win an adoption of the pictured animal and we received Continue reading Love Your Zoo Week 2017

Under fives party fun

We’re continuing our 80th anniversary celebrations with a huge birthday party for under fives. Taking place in the castle courtyard on Wednesday, June 28 and Thursday, June 29, the event will include puppet shows, animal encounters, face painting, balloon modelling and a bouncy castle. DZG Marketing Manager, Andrea Hales, said: “We’re looking forward to celebrating Continue reading Under fives party fun

Can you fill Santa's shoes?

There are less than six months to go until we open our Christmas grotto and we’re wondering if you can fill Santa’s shoes? We’re launching a summer search for Santa to join our hugely popular festive grotto in the 11th century Dudley Castle, which last year saw record-breaking attendance. DZG Marketing Manager, Andrea Hales, said: “We’re Continue reading Can you fill Santa’s shoes?

Love DZG!

It’s Love Your Zoo Week and we’re encouraging visitors to love DZG as much as we do! Throughout half term we’ll be running lots of love-themed activities to help spread the message about our conservation, education and research work with some of the rarest animals in the world, which we’ve proudly been carrying out for 80 Continue reading Love DZG!

Celebrating 80 in style!

The rain didn’t dampen our spirits on Saturday as we celebrated DZG’s 80th anniversary in style! Around 300 supporters braved the weather to join us as we raised money towards a new outdoor enclosure for our critically endangered Bornean orangutans during our Take a Walk on the Wild Side event. Donning a variety of colourful Continue reading Celebrating 80 in style!

Hip, hip, hooray, we're 80 today!

Three cheers for DZG as we turn 80 today! We’ve got a day of celebrations planned as we mark the zoo’s past, present and future. Zoo Director, Derek Grove, said: “When DZG first opened on May 6,1937 it was declared the most modern zoo in Europe and people got to see animals they’d only ever read Continue reading Hip, hip, hooray, we’re 80 today!