We have lift-off!

Our vintage chairlift is ready for lift-off after undergoing its annual inspection. Following thorough checks, independent assessors have given DZG the all-clear for another year so the popular ride will be up and running this weekend. Over the last couple of days our site maintenance team have been busy re-installing the 41 numbered seats back Continue reading We have lift-off!

Bat baby boom

DZG is celebrating the patter of six pairs of tiny feet – after a bat baby boom in our Castle Creatures exhibit. The six baby Egyptian fruit bats are just days old and can been spotted curled up under the wings of their mums. And delighted keepers say we have more bat babies on the Continue reading Bat baby boom

Snow beautiful!

It looked snow beautiful at DZG as some of our animals explored the white stuff. Despite being closed to visitors yesterday because of the wintry weather, our otters and red pandas in particular were having a ball. Senior Primate Keeper Jodie Dryden caught some of the recent snowy scenes on camera and made this wonderful Continue reading Snow beautiful!

Bubbles for Barbie!

Keepers broke out the bubbles today to celebrate Barbie’s 40th birthday down in our chimp enclosure. The third oldest of DZG’s seven chimpanzees was treated to some birthday bubbles and banana – and both went down a treat. Senior Primate Keeper Jodie Dryden said: “As it was Barbie’s special birthday we decided to get out Continue reading Bubbles for Barbie!

Happy macaque day!

Today is International Macaque Day – and we’re marking the occasion by pledging to help save macaques in the wild over the next five years. As part of DZG’s ongoing conservation work, we’ve committed to support Selamatkan Yaki, a project working out in Indonesia to protect the critically endangered Sulawesi crested black macaque. We’re backing Continue reading Happy macaque day!

Tender tapir moment

A beautiful moment between our mum and daughter Brazilian tapirs has been captured on camera. DZG Assistant Curator Jay Haywood was walking past the South American paddock towards closing time at the end of a busy Mother’s Day when he stopped to watch mum Meena and daughter Luna swimming together. The youngster, now 10 months, Continue reading Tender tapir moment

Saving Asia’s songbirds

Dudley Zoo has added its voice to a global conservation campaign to save millions of Asian songbirds from extinction. We’re backing the two-year European Association of Zoos and Aquaria (EAZA) Conservation campaign ‘Silent Forest, Asian Songbird Crisis’ to make noise about the plight of Asian songbirds taken from forests in Southeast Asia and raise money Continue reading Saving Asia’s songbirds

Celebrating Barbara!

We’re wishing mums of all species a Happy Mother’s Day today – especially our first-time mum Barbara, the black lemur. Last May Barbara gave birth to daughter Kimmy – our first baby black lemur in over a decade – and she’s taken to motherhood incredibly well. Trainee Keeper Cara Sheldon said: “Barbara is very caring Continue reading Celebrating Barbara!