It seems our visitors loved our male Asiatic lion, Jetpur, as much as we did as we’ve been overwhelmed by the amount of sales of memorabilia featuring his photo over the last week. There are still a few cushions and canvases, as well as cuddlies and postcards available in our Safari Shop, if you too, … Continue reading Remembering Jet
Steph Meakin had the “best day” of her life when she became a DZG keeper for the day. It was a birthday treat to remember for the 36 year-old from Derby, who took part in the unique experience with husband, Philip. Throughout their experience the couple worked alongside big cat, primate and ungulate keepers and helped … Continue reading Steph’s best day
Giant anteater, Romy, is lapping up her new enrichment device. The fun puzzle maze feeder has been donated by DZG Customer Services Team Member, Laura Partridge for the two-year-old mammal and keepers immediately put it to use by filling it with natural yoghurt and mealworms. Senior Keeper, Sam Grove, said: “The puzzle feeder is typically … Continue reading Romy laps up new feeder!
We’ve even more exciting news from our Baboons on the Bank as we’ve had another baby! The newest addition to the ever-growing troop was born on January 25 to mum, Tana and dad Ebano, and its arrival comes just five weeks after the birth of half-brother, Dendi. Senior Keeper, Jodie Dryden, said: “We’re thrilled to … Continue reading More news from the baboon bank!
Our lar gibbons are helping us shout the news from the treetops that DZG has been named as a finalist in the What’s On Readers’ Awards – but we need YOUR votes to help clinch the top spot! We’re delighted to discover Dudley Zoological Gardens has been shortlisted in the Best Black Country Visitor Attraction … Continue reading Help us shout the news!
Congratulations to Senior Keeper, Jodie Dryden, who is our latest employee of the month. The Lower Primates keeper was nominated by colleagues for her enthusiasm and eagerness in helping promote DZG by taking stunning photographs and videos of our exotic animal collection. Marketing Manger, Andrea Hales, said: “Jodie was chosen as this month’s winner because … Continue reading Jodie tops the list!
It is with great sadness that we announce the death of DZG’s majestic male Asiatic lion, Jetpur. The 14-year-old passed away in his sleep overnight. Born here at DZG in July 2003 to parents Max and Gir, Jetpur, relocated to Mulhouse Zoological and Botanical Park in France in 2005 as part of a European conservation programme … Continue reading Death of Jetpur
Every day is Valentine’s Day for our loved-up Humboldt penguins, who pair for life, so why not let them help woo your loved one this forthcoming February 14. The flightless birds are monogamous and begin searching for a mate around two years-old, recognising each other through vocalisations. They also nest in the same boxes year-on-year, … Continue reading DZG animals help woo valentines!
DZG’s three giraffes are keeping their feet neat following a fresh delivery of gravel. Keepers have spread 40 tonnes of gravel across the 40-acre site, adding it into the giraffe and reindeer paddock as well as down on the farm. But the loose chippings have an important use for our long-legged ungulates as it helps … Continue reading Gravel keeps feet neat!
We’re highlighting the world’s biggest wildlife survey this weekend with the Big Garden Birdwatch. DZG visitors can find out more about the annual RSPB count on Saturday and Sunday, as we welcome representatives on site who’ll be running bird-themed activities and encouraging members of the public to survey feathered friends in their own gardens at … Continue reading Surveying birds