We’ve had a timely birth just ahead of Mother’s Day as ring-tailed lemur, Phoebe, delivered her 12th baby! The busy 15 year-old mum gave birth to her latest offspring in Lemur Wood on Wednesday night and was out and about in the one-acre walkthrough exhibit the next morning with her newborn. Curator Richard Brown, said: … Continue reading Celebrating mums
As sponsors of Wolverhampton Grand Theatre’s Christmas pantomime, we’re full of beans as the first casting is revealed. We’ve joined forces with the theatre once again to support the festive family show, which this year is Jack and the Beanstalk. Appearing this Christmas will be singer Gareth Gates in the lead role and back by … Continue reading Full of beans for panto!
We’re looking forward to welcoming back the 4,626 visitors who benefitted from DZG’s free return promotion. We handed out return tickets to all full-paying admissions who came on site during the first two months of the year, allowing them to come back and visit us for free up until July 31. Zoo Director Derek Grove said: … Continue reading Successful return offer
Discover all about the colourful history of Dudley Castle as we launch exclusive after hour talks and tours. Due to popular demand we’re hosting a variety of family friendly themed evenings, which will feature a tour of the 11th century castle in the heart of the zoological gardens and talk by former Castle Keeper, Adrian … Continue reading Castle tours and talks
We’re gearing up for our 80th anniversary and inviting you to help DZG celebrate the past and fundraise for the future. On Saturday, May 6 – our actual opening day – we’re encouraging visitors to Walk on the Wild Side and join our sponsored walk in aid of our Bornean orangutan enclosure appeal, as we’re … Continue reading Past and future celebrations
The borough’s St George’s Day celebrations promise to be a roaring success as the annual festival returns to DZG. Between 3pm and 7pm on St George’s Day – Sunday, April 23 – we’ll be hosting a patriotic extravaganza in the 11th century Dudley Castle courtyard, complete with medieval re-enactors, dragons, children’s entertainers, crafts, story telling … Continue reading Patriotic celebrations
We’re getting set to hit the road again and spread our ZooNooz at an event near you! And our 2017 diary is filling up for our Outreach Co-ordinator, Sally Skinner’s mobile roadshow. As part of DZG’s outreach activities we’ll come along to your event with a variety of small critters from the Discovery Centre for … Continue reading Bring the zoo to you!
Are you terrified of spiders and want to face your fear? Then come and join our Arachnophobia Workshop! We’re hosting our first session of the year on Sunday, March 12 where our education staff highlight the truths about the harmless creatures. Marketing Manager Andrea Hales, said: “The workshop is relaxed and informal and aims to … Continue reading Face your spider fear
Did you get engaged over the festive season? Then why not consider a little animal magic for your wedding day by hosting your reception here at DZG! We’re the perfect place for animal lovers to celebrate their big day, amongst more than 1,600 of the rarest animals in the world. DZG Marketing Manager, Andrea Hales, … Continue reading A unique wedding venue!
We all got into the Christmas spirit at Wolverhampton Grand Theatre on Friday at the launch of this year’s pantomime, Aladdin. We invited local clubs, children’s centres and organisations who have supported us over the past 12 months to join us as our VIP guests for the dress rehearsal performance. And a grand night was … Continue reading Panto fun!