Richard's on air

Assistant Curator Richard Brown will be on BBC Radio WM’s Joanne Malin Show this morning talking about the way in which some animals portray grief. The programme will be looking at how various species display a grieving pattern when their mates die. Tune in to BBCWM 95.6fm at 11.15am to hear what Richard has to say. Continue reading Richard’s on air

Apple treat for tapirs

Windfall apples are providing autumn treats for our group of Brazilian tapirs. The fruits were donated by Shropshire couple, Pat and Gordon Crump, and came from a surplus in their Dallicote garden. Keeper, Laura Robbins, said: “The tapirs love fruit and they’ve been having lots of treats over the past few days thanks to the Continue reading Apple treat for tapirs

Carnival of Darkness

Thanks to everyone who braved the elements to join our Carnival of Darkness last night. Check out our picture spread in the Events and Experiences photo gallery – you may recognise a few familiar faces!

No laughing matter

It was no joke for Adelaide the laughing kookaburra when she damaged her beak during a flying display and required ‘cosmetic’ surgery from the zoo’s vet. DZG Curator Matt Lewis explained: “The species, which originates from eastern Australia, is part of the kingfisher family. “As with other kingfishers, kookaburras are carnivorous and like to kill Continue reading No laughing matter

Bunk with the Beasts

A double Bunk with the Beasts experience for Kingswinford–based 1st Dawley Brook Scout Group proved a huge hit with 60 youngsters who took part during two weekends. Beavers spent their evening with Baron Dudley – aka Senior Presenter David Riley – who talked about horrible history before leading a torchlit walk around the site. Later Continue reading Bunk with the Beasts

Lunch on its way

Male?Rothschild giraffe Kubwa waits eagerly for Assistant Curator Richard Brown to get lunch ready. Giraffes browse on the twigs of trees, but also eat grasses and fruits and can eat up 65 pounds (29 kg) of leaves and twigs daily. They use their long, tough tongues to strip the leaves from the branches and will regurgitate the semi-digested cud Continue reading Lunch on its way

Boa loves girly soak in bath

Like most females, Columbia the Brazilian rainbow boa wants to keep her skin looking radiant – and she does it by soaking in the bath most of the day. Columbia is very much in demand for Creature Features – informative educational talks with live animal demonstrations – and she likes to appear with her iridescent Continue reading Boa loves girly soak in bath

Pumpkin treats aplenty

Lemurs have been enjoying Hallowe’en treats, thanks to kind supporters who donated pumpkins aplenty. CEO?Peter Suddock, said:?”Lots of people who attended Hallowe’en events throughout half term brought in pumpkins as enrichment for the animals, and most sections from small primates to pandas have been enjoying the gifts.” Across the site keepers have been filling the Continue reading Pumpkin treats aplenty

All sold out!

All tickets for our Hallowe’en Family Hocus Pocus have now sold out. Have a great night everyone – hope it’s not too scary!! The event includes a disco, ghost walk and ghoulish games, plus a range of creepy crawlies to meet including spiders, snakes, cockroaches. Head of Media and Communications, Jill Hitchman, said:?”There’s lots of Continue reading All sold out!

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