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DZ's gearing up to mark BIAZA'a Love Your Zoo Week

Spreading the love!

27 May 2016
We’re looking to spread the love next week as part of Love Your Zoo Week. (May 28 – June 4) DZ staff will be gearing up for a busy half term holiday, where visitors will be able to take part in a variety of love-themed activities...
The winners of our Tecton competition

Talented Tecton winners

26 May 2016
We’ve handed out £2,000 to the talented artists in our Tecton competition. Zoo Director Derek Grove and Graphic Designer Rachel Lane are pictured with the competition winners To celebrate the 80th anniversary of DZG’s...
We're making nectar ahead of the opening of Lorikeet Lookout at DZ

Making nectar

25 May 2016
DZ’s bird keepers are busy making up vats of sweet nectar ahead of the opening of Lorikeet Lookout on Saturday. The mixture, which consists of sugar, honey, golden syrup, black treacle and cod liver oil, makes up the majority of the...
DZ's under-fives picnic party takes place June 29 and 30

Join our under fives fun!

24 May 2016
Come and join the fun at our fancy dress under-fives picnic party next month. The event, designed especially with little ones in mind, is taking place on Wednesday, June 29 and Thursday, June 30. Taking place in the castle courtyard,...
DZ's vet gives Makalu a thorough health check ahead of his move to India

Preparing for off...

23 May 2016
Our youngest snow leopard has been given a clean bill of health as we begin preparations for his departure. Two-year-old Makalu will soon be leaving Dudley Zoo for Darjeeling Zoo as part of a global breeding programme, which could potentially...
DZ's snow leopard, Margaash is six today!

Happy Birthday, Margaash!

22 May 2016
We’re wishing our handsome snow leopard, Margaash, a very happy sixth birthday today – and treated him to an extra long lie-in for his special day! Big cat keeper, Sarah Evans, said: “Margaash is a very laid back snow leopard...
Holly Clayton-Wright has joined DZ

Hello, Holly!

21 May 2016
Meet Holly Clayton-Wright  – DZ’s newest keeper! Holly, aged 26, has joined our North Section, working with ungulates, carnivores and reptiles, after relocating from West Midlands Safari Park. Holly, who completed a Zoology...
DZG Director, Derek Grove, with the Silver Certificate from 21st Century Tiger.

A grrr-eat accolade

20 May 2016
We’ve got grrr-eat news – we’ve been awarded a Silver Certificate in recognition of our fundraising efforts for 21st Century Tiger. The certificate, which features the face of our very own Sumatran tigress, Daseep,...
DZG's porcupines enjoy some coconut enrichment

Coconut enrichment

19 May 2016
DZG’s porcupines, Edwina and Snug, had an extra special surprise when keepers gave them a coconut to chew on. Not only was the nut a tasty treat, but it also provided great enrichment for the sisters, as they worked out how to get the...
DZG keeper, Jade Reddall, gives the capuchins bottle enrichment

A lot of bottle

18 May 2016
DZG’s Yellow-breasted capuchins had a lot of bottle as they investigated their latest enrichment. Primates Keeper Jade Reddall gave the eight monkeys plastic bottles containing live mealworms and seeds and left them to their own devices...