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We're going ape at DZG

Going ape for orang utans!

29 April 2016
We’re continuing our April ape awareness and for the final week of the month we showcase one of our most popular species at DZG – Bornean orang utans. Translated in the Malay language to 'man of the forest' – orang...
DZG have welcomed the first ring-tailed babes in Lemur Wood

Babes in the wood

28 April 2016
We’ve welcomed the first ring-tailed babes in the wood! Ring-tailed lemur, Phoebe has given birth to another set of twins and keeper Jade Reddall captured this great photograph and video footage of the new arrivals! The babies, who were...
DZG are raising funds and awareness for World Tapir Day

Celebrating tapirs!

27 April 2016
It’s World Tapir Day and we’re celebrating the occasion with our loveable pair, Meena and Chico. Our duo, who are both 13 years-old are Brazilian tapirs, but there are another three species in the world – Malayan, Baird...
DZG has judged its Tecton competition in partnership with Heritage Lottery

Tecton competition winners revealed!

26 April 2016
We’ve judged the Tecton competition and are ready to handout £2,000 between six lucky winners! To celebrate the 80th anniversary of DZG’s revolutionary Modernist constructions – the largest single collection in...
It's World Penguin Day and DZG bird keepers are busy playing mum to a chick

Playing mum to penguin chick

25 April 2016
It’s World Penguin Day and DZG bird keepers are busy playing mum to an abandoned Humboldt chick. Trainee Keeper Jess Jones with the Humboldt penguin chick As well as looking after more than 75 residents in Penguin Bay – the...
DZG's oldest penguin, Pingu turns 25 today!

Birthday fishes for Pingu

24 April 2016
We’re sending lots of birthday ‘fishes’ to Pingu – DZG’s oldest Humboldt penguin, who’s 25 today! Senior Keeper, Rachel Marson made sure he had the first pick of the sprats during the breakfast feed in...
DZG joined forces with Dudley Council to celebrate St George's Day

DZG celebrates St George!

24 April 2016
We had fun in the sun yesterday celebrating St George's Day.  Partnering with Dudley Council we were joined by thousands of borough residents who secured free tickets to the event in the medieval castle courtyard from 3pm until 7pm....
DZG is getting into the patriotic spirit for St George's Day

Happy St George's Day

23 April 2016
DZG is getting into the patriotic spirit today for our St George’s Day celebrations. We’re joining forces with Dudley Council for the first time to host the borough’s annual event and will be welcoming thousands of visitors...
There's a new Earl of Dudley at DZG

Earl of Dudley

22 April 2016
There's a new Earl of Dudley... as new black-and-white ruffed lemur, Earl, has joined DZG as a breeding partner for female, Anna. Senior Keeper Jodie Dryden travelled to Woburn Safari Park in Bedfordshire to collect the 11-year-old, where...
DZG joined in national celebrations to mark Her Majesty's 90th birthday

Birthday beacon

22 April 2016
DZG joined in national celebrations last night to mark Her Majesty's 90th birthday.  The Mayor of Dudley, Cllr Steve Waltho lit a beacon atop the 11th century castle in the heart of the zoological gardens to form a chain of...