Fundraising

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

Buy2Help DZG!

Do you love shopping? Then did you know you can support DZG through your purchases? We’ve signed up to Buy2Help, an online shopping experience where people can buy a variety of goods from fashion, gifts, beauty and furniture and donate to us without paying anything more! Marketing Manager Andrea Hales, said: “Who doesn’t love shopping Continue reading Buy2Help DZG!

Purr-fect valentine gift

We’re feeling the love here at DZG by offering some animal magic to help you woo your sweetheart this Valentine’s Day. And we’ve got the purr-fect present – a joint adoption for one of our newest couples – snow leopards, Margaash and Taïga. Marketing Manager Andrea Hales, said: “The two snow leopards were introduced in Continue reading Purr-fect valentine gift

Anniversary plans halted

We are disappointed to announce our anniversary plans to reopen the Tropical Bird House have been halted. Zoo Director Derek Grove said: “We felt this was a wonderful opportunity to bring an original Tecton building back into use during our 80th year as an all-weather indoor exhibit for small South American species. “But we’ve been Continue reading Anniversary plans halted

Flippin' great news!

Thirty one DZG Humboldt penguins have had a late Christmas present after receiving names from generous adopters. Keepers discovered 40 of our 85-strong colony didn’t have names on their official zoo records, just identification numbers, so we offered penguin fans the chance to adopt and name them. Marketing Assistant, Louise Curtis, said: “We were overwhelmed Continue reading Flippin’ great news!

Christmas deadline looms!

DZG’s Marketing team are busy coping with Christmas requests from animal-mad adopters and are urging purchasers not to miss out on Friday’s deadline. Marketing Manager, Andrea Hales, pictured, said: “Adoptions are always popular at this time of year as they make fantastic gifts for all ages. “They last all year long and also raise funds Continue reading Christmas deadline looms!