Enjoy dusk at DZG as we extend our opening into the evening. On Saturday, May 13 and Saturday, June 17 we’ll be remaining open until 8pm (with last entry 6.30pm) and visitors will be able to enjoy additional animals talks and feeds, Go Wild! shows and watch a birds of prey display. Unwind in the castle courtyard … Continue reading Enjoy extended opening
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!
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 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
England’s national flag is flying atop Dudley Castle as DZG celebrates St George’s Day. Our maintenance team have hoisted the red and white flag in preparation for today’s patriotic event, when thousands of visitors will be joining us onsite from 3pm until 7pm to celebrate our patron saint, having snapped up bargain £2.50 entry tickets. … Continue reading St George’s flag’s flying!
Fancy learning more about the 11th century Dudley Castle in the heart of the zoological gardens? Our after hours talks and tours, led by former Castle Keeper, Adrian Durkin, begin on Friday evening and there’s still time to sign up. Each event will focus on a different theme, including Medieval and Tudor times, life during … Continue reading Castle tours begin
The Easter bunny delivered an egg-stra special breakfast to our Asiatic short-clawed otters this morning. Along with their regular sprats, the otters were treated to hardboiled eggs and by using go-pro-cameras, keepers have captured underwater footage of the otters enjoying their Easter delights! Assistant Curator, Jay Haywood, said: “We boil the eggs and give them … Continue reading Egg-stra special Easter treats
There’s less than one month to go until we turn 80 and Take a Walk on the Wild Side for our critically endangered Bornean orangutans. We’ll be turning back the clock on Saturday, May 6 – our actual opening date – and encouraging visitors to join our 5km sponsored walk around the zoo’s 40-acre site to raise … Continue reading Join us for our 80th!
DZG’s young visitors have the chance to win an adoption of giant rabbit, Maisie, this Easter – how egg-citing! Visit the farm barn and get crafty with our holiday colouring competition, as a year-long adoption for the beautiful bunny – who tips the scales at a whopping 14Ibs – is up for grabs! Marketing Manager, Andrea … Continue reading Meet the Easter bunny!
As one of the country’s busiest zoos we’re proud to support English Tourism Week. The weeklong national event, which runs from March 25 – April 2, celebrates the vibrancy and diversity of England’s visitor attractions and with hundreds of the world’s rarest animals, an 11th century castle at the heart and a collection of listed … Continue reading Celebrating tourism