Fundraising

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!

Fancy tickling a tapir?!

Don’t forget we’re celebrating World Tapir Day this weekend by offering visitors a chance to give DZG’s Meena and Chico a tickle. We’re raising money for World Land Trust by holding a raffle to win a close encounter with our Brazilian tapirs. Keepers will be selling raffle tickets outside the South American paddock today and Continue reading Fancy tickling a tapir?!

We're talking tapirs!

It’s World Tapir Day and we’re raising awareness of this loveable, but endangered species. Leading DZG’s celebrations are Brazilian tapirs, Meena and Chico, who are both 14 years-old and some of our most popular animals on site, because of their gentle nature and love of fuss! And to mark the occasion, we’re raising money for Continue reading We’re talking tapirs!

It's World Penguin Day

We’re celebrating our popular black and white aquatic birds today as it’s World Penguin Day! And we’re delighted to have raised £252.91 through our fundraising efforts on Sunday in aid of Sphenisco, which works to protect Humboldt penguins in their native Chile and Peru. Zoo bosses have also donated the sales of Sunday’s nectar pots Continue reading It’s World Penguin Day

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

Raising funds for penguins

Ahead of next week’s World Penguin Day, we’ll be raising awareness and funds on Sunday for our most popular birds on site! Bird keepers will be raising money for Sphenisco, which works in Chile and Peru to save the Humboldt penguin from extinction. Visitors can find out more out the species, as well as helping us raise Continue reading Raising funds for penguins

Past and future celebrations

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