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
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
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
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?
We’re having a great Love Your Zoo Week here at DZG and have already received dozens of entries for our photography competition. As part of BIAZA’s campaign to encourage people to visit their local zoo over the school holidays, we’re inviting visitors to grab their camera and snap their favourite zoo resident during the week … Continue reading Still time to snap!
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!
We’ve released further dates for our tours and talks of Dudley Castle as we raise funds to fund the ongoing upkeep of the 11th century scheduled ancient monument. We’re offering people the chance to visit and learn all about the castle’s vast history, without having to visit the zoo, for the special price of just £4 … Continue reading Castle tours continue
Be bold and help us raise money for Barnardo’s in this year’s Big Toddle. There’s still time to sign up to the short sponsored toddler walk around the zoo site in aid of the UK’s vulnerable and disadvantaged children. Under-fives are invited to dress in bright, colourful clothing for the event on Tuesday 13th and … Continue reading Be bold for Barnardo’s
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!
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!