Narna, our Egyptian fruit bat is certainly making sure she’s getting her five-a-day this New Year – just look how much fruit she’s trying to munch on in one go! Keepers snapped the cheeky three-year-old with her feet full of strawberry and her mouth bulging with red grapes! Egyptian fruit bats can eat their own … Continue reading Narna loves her fruit!
The visitor votes are in and the winning 2018 animal redevelopment project is the Sumatran tiger enclosure. Since the summer holidays we’ve been asking all visitors who add the ten per cent voluntary donation to their entrance fee to vote for one of three major projects, involving either tigers, chimpanzees or bears and we had … Continue reading And the winning project is…
From Asha the Asiatic lioness to Zeb the black and white ruffed lemur, every animal has to be counted as Dudley Zoological Gardens begins its yearly stocktake. The annual audit forms part of the licensing requirements of all UK zoos and wildlife parks and involves keepers totting up every invertebrate, bird, mammal, reptile and amphibian … Continue reading Stocktake’s underway!
It’s 2018! We’re looking forward to another busy year ahead at Dudley Zoological Gardens with lots of exciting projects and species planned, including new binturong, naked mole rats and Prevost’s squirrel exhibits and a beach area for our young visitors. We hope you’ll join us in 2018 – there’ll be plenty to see!
It’s the last few hours of 2017 and DZG’s 80th anniversary year. A huge Thank You to everyone who has supported us throughout the last 12 months and helped us celebrate the zoo’s past, present and future. Zoo Director Derek Grove, said: “DZG has seen so many changes over the last eight decades and we … Continue reading 80th year draws to a close
Visitors have helped us raise more than £1,500 for in-situ conservation projects throughout the year by purchasing pots of nectar to feed our rainbow lorikeets. Here at DZG we’re proud to lend our support to important animal campaigns and raise funds for vital awareness projects, including events such as World Camel Day, World Lion Day, … Continue reading Feed raises funds
We’re relaunching our free return offer again for all our January and February visitors. From Monday, every full paying person who visits DZG during the first few weeks of 2018 will receive a complimentary trip on us. Zoo Director Derek Grove, said: “Why not get out in the fresh air and enjoy a stroll around … Continue reading Free offer returns
It’s our final look back at DZG life over the last 80 years and as it’s Christmas we couldn’t resist turning the clock back just four years when our tigers enjoyed some snowy enrichment! It was March 2013 when our Sumatran tiger, Daseep and Amur tiger, Tschuna, were snapped playing in the white stuff, which … Continue reading Throwback Thursday
As 2017 draws to a close, we’re excited to reveal our plans for next year, which include introducing brand new species to the DZG collection and a summer beach for our younger visitors. Over the coming 12 months we’re getting set to spend £405,000 on animal projects across the 40-acre site including new exhibits for … Continue reading Unveiling 2018 plans
Our primates are enjoying Christmas Day leftovers as our keepers whip them up a traditional Boxing Day dish! The likes of our chimpanzees, howler monkeys and gelada baboons will be tucking into lashings of bubble and squeak made up of yesterday’s surplus veggies, including potatoes, peas, sprouts and carrots from keepers’ roast dinners! Lower Primates … Continue reading Boxing Day bubble & squeak!