A stowaway in a supply of sprats provided a tasty treat for our Asiatic short-clawed otters. Keepers discovered a large frozen crab in amongst our normal delivery of fish from Poole, which they defrosted and gave to our group of five otters. Trainee Keeper, Josh Luxton, said: “Otters would naturally feed on crabs and other … Continue reading A surprise stowaway
DZG’s saki monkeys weren’t left puzzled by their latest challenge by keepers. Following a generous donation of an acrylic foraging toy from our Amazon Wishlist, primate keepers have put it to the test in the Small Primate House with great success. Keeper Sian-Leigh Simner, said: “I filled it with peanuts and hung it in the saki … Continue reading No puzzling our sakis!
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!
We’ve completed the second of our £295,000 redevelopment projects in time for Love Your Zoo Week – with our Carpathian lynx loving their extended home! Following the demolishment of the former Geoffroy’s cat enclosure, external contractors and DZG staff have transformed the space into a new internal section for our three lynx, Daisy, Dave and … Continue reading Lynx extension completes
It might be her second birthday today, but that’s no excuse for snow leopard, Taïga’s continued mischief making! The big cat was caught red-handed back in February bringing the enclosure’s waterfall to a grinding halt, as she pulled the plastic piping completely out. Keepers thought they’d deterred the youngster by cementing the pipe back into … Continue reading Taïga’s two today!
We love this video of our Carpathian lynx birthday boy, Dave… Senior Keeper, Sarah Evans, grabbed her phone and started to film the six year-old rubbing himself all over the window of the enclosure’s pyramid viewing dome. Sarah said: “Dave is usually the shyer one of the trio and tends to stay at the back … Continue reading Dave’s birthday antics!
Our Azara’s agouti are enjoying a new shelter in their Lorikeet Lookout enclosure. Keeper Kriss Pearson made the den from logs and plants, giving the five male agoutis another place to explore. However, one adventurous agouti got more than he bargained for, as he tried to climb one of the exhibit’s tall yucca plants and … Continue reading An adventurous agouti!
Final touches are being put to an extension of giant anteater, Romy’s enclosure, which includes a two-metre-tall termite mound. The one-year old anteater moved into her new paddock last month, but only had access to one half, as keepers built her a swimming pool and artificial termite mound Assistant Curator Jay Haywood, said: “We wanted … Continue reading Termite fun for Romy
The rain didn’t dampen our spirits on Saturday as we celebrated DZG’s 80th anniversary in style! Around 300 supporters braved the weather to join us as we raised money towards a new outdoor enclosure for our critically endangered Bornean orangutans during our Take a Walk on the Wild Side event. Donning a variety of colourful … Continue reading Celebrating 80 in style!