DZG is urging animal lovers to set their alarm clocks and come and wake up some of the world’s rarest animals. On Sunday May 20, we have an early morning guided tour giving visitors the opportunity to go behind the scenes and get close to a variety of exotic animals. Marketing Manager Andrea Hales … Continue reading Wakey wakey!
Romy, our adorable giant anteater, has been given her own weekly workout to keep her occupied through the night. Keeper Josh Luxton has devised a timetable of interesting exercises for two-year-old Romy so she is kept active and stimulated as she searches for treats in her indoor area. It features a puzzle maze feeder on … Continue reading Romy’s regime
Keepers cooked up a warming stew for our seven chimpanzee girls during the latest cold snap. The keepers in Lower Primates boiled a pot of vegetables and then blended them together while they were still warm to make a stew which was served up as a drink in plastic bottles. Senior Keeper Jodie Dryden said: … Continue reading Hot stew on menu!
Keepers caught up with our fascinating naked mole rats to give them health checks and new names. The five hairless mammals – a brand new species to our collection – have all tipped the scales at healthy weights and been given East African names. Our queen naked mole rat – who weighed in at 54g … Continue reading Mole rat medicals
DZG is celebrating its best February half term visitor numbers on record – with a staggering 15,600 people flocking to visit. Lemurs in line… Our ring-tailed lemurs enjoyed the attention from the half term crowds Zoo bosses were delighted with the bumper attendance which they attributed to the pleasant dry weather, our recently developed enclosures … Continue reading Half term high!
DZG’s gardening team will be a cut above when it comes to taking care of the car park’s grass verges and banks – thanks to three new green machines. The team has taken delivery of the trio of petrol-powered mulching mowers which will cope with the rough terrain of the car park’s grassy areas. Head Gardener … Continue reading A cut above!
We’re bidding a fond farewell to some of our animals as they leave us to take part in breeding programmes at other zoos. Our pair of porcupines, two male parma wallabies and 10 Humboldt penguins have made a move to other collections in the UK. And our family of yellow mongoose is leaving us this … Continue reading Fond farewells
Birthday boy, Kito, has been having a ball with new enrichment, following a £100 donation from a DZG supporter. Staff used the generous gift to purchase a new Bizzy Bites boredom breaker – an enrichment toy typically used for horses, but which is also perfect for our giraffe trio and Kito, who is four today, soon … Continue reading Birthday boy is kept bizzy!
Congratulations to DZG’s Retail Supervisor Lucy Musgrove who has landed our employee of the month award. Lucy, who works in the Safari Shop and offices, was nominated by our finance team for her help and support with a new till system which was introduced last year. And her manager Isobel Blackwell, Retail Manager, was full … Continue reading Lucy lands award!
Tune in to see ghostly goings-on at Dudley Castle as TV’s Most Haunted team reveal their findings on telly tonight. Presenter Yvette Fielding and the crew filmed in and around our 11th Century Castle last October and claim to have encountered a violent poltergeist. The programme, which airs tonight on Really at 8pm, also reports … Continue reading Spooky sightings