Our Bactrian camel family were in the spotlight on Saturday as they helped us raise awareness and funds for their critically endangered wild counterparts. As part of our World Camel Day celebrations we raised £357.50 for The Wild Camel Protection Foundation, a UK based charity which works to protect the wild species and its habitat. … Continue reading Funds for camels
We’ve waved goodbye to our alpha male reindeer, Ghost, who’s moved to another collection. The five year-old has moved to Blackpool Zoo as part of a breeding programme after siring a number of youngsters in the short time he spent at DZG. He came to Dudley 18 months ago from the Scottish Deer Centre in … Continue reading Ghost moves on
We’ve had another mara born and this one is quite unique. The youngster was born to mum, Martha and dad, Lenny on June 9 and staff were surprised to see it’s very pale colouring, instead of the normal brown and grey. Curator Richard Brown said: “We believe the baby has a condition called leucism, which … Continue reading A unique mara!
It’s World Camel Day and our three Bactrians, Charles, Jimandi and Fergie will be playing a key role in helping us raise awareness of the critically endangered wild camel. … Continue reading Celebrating camels
It’s World Giraffe Day and we’re helping shed light on the challenges the planet’s tallest species face in the wild. And we’re delighted to have raised £651.86 for the Giraffe Conservation Foundation (GCF), following a weekend of fundraising, when visitors got the chance to feed our three giraffes by entering our raffle, as well as … Continue reading Giraffe awareness
Visitors can help us stand tall and raise funds for World Giraffe Day this weekend. Throughout tomorrow and Sunday we’re offering the chance for giraffe fans to win a close encounter to feed our trio – Kubwa, Josie and Kito. As well as highlighting the threats giraffes face in the wild, keepers will be selling … Continue reading Feed & fundraise
DZG’s giraffes and tapirs have been enjoying a new toy after Trainee Keeper, Josh Luxton, came top in an online zookeeper competition. Josh entered a draw on Zoo Keepers Europe – Zoo Keepers Product Review for a Bizzy Bites boredom breaker and was picked as the winner – much to the delight of Brazilian tapir, … Continue reading Ungulate winners have a ball!
Our baby Brazilian tapir is now 12 days old and we’ve let dad, Chico, choose the name of his newborn! Ungulate keepers chose a variety of monikers for the female calf, which we added to apples, before letting 14 year-old Chico choose his favourite! Watch what he chose in the video below… The baby was born on … Continue reading We’ve named the baby!
Hello baby! We revealed the newest addition to our endangered Brazilian tapir family in our first ever Facebook Live yesterday afternoon and if you missed it, you can catch up here… Posted by Dudley Zoo on Friday, 2 June 2017 Mum, Meena, gave birth to the female youngster on Sunday following a 13 month-long pregnancy, … Continue reading A baby tapir!
Our Brazilian tapirs, Meena and Chico, had a fab bank holiday weekend as they helped raise £450 for World Land Trust, awareness for their endangered species and had lots of tickles from a few lucky zoo visitors! As part of our World Tapir Day celebrations we held a daily raffle to win a close encounter … Continue reading £450 for tapirs!