Events

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!

One week to go until the big 8-0!

There’s one week to go until the big 8-0 and we’re looking forward to our celebrations! There’s still time to sign up for Take a Walk on the Wild Side – a 5k walk around the zoo site, past some of the rarest animals in the world, in aid of our £800,000 appeal to build Continue reading One week to go until the big 8-0!

Search for Sally's stickers!

DZG’s Outreach Co-ordinator, Sally Skinner, is fully stocked with new colourful stickers ahead of her forthcoming summer season. Designed in-house by graphic designer, Rachel Lane, the vivid labels feature either a meerkat, snake or giraffe design and are given out to all young visitors who visit Sally while she’s out and about with her mobile roadshow. Continue reading Search for Sally’s stickers!

Thousands celebrate St George

Thousands of visitors celebrated St George’s Day at DZG as we hosted the borough’s official celebrations. Joining forces with Dudley Council we held the patriotic extravaganza in the courtyard of 11th century Dudley Castle, complete with dragons, medieval re-enactors, Dippy the clown, stilt walkers, crafts, face painting, ghost walks and animal meet, greets and feeds. Continue reading Thousands celebrate St George