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DZG's Black howler monkey, Arie begins to change colour

All change for Arie!

21 October 2014
Juvenile black howler monkey, Arie is living up to his species name as his fur begins to change colour. The two-year-old is beginning to lose his juvenile sandy coloured fur and turn black – something which only the males of the...
DZG welcomes BIAZA delegates

Welcome BIAZA delegates

21 October 2014
DZG is hosting the annual BIAZA Taxon Mammal Working Group Annual Conference this week and welcoming more than 150 delegates from 35 UK collections. The three-day event will feature seminars and workshops on mammals...
Duchess of Cornwall at Briritsh Food harvest festival, Bham Cathedral oct 2014

DZG in royal spotlight

21 October 2014
DZG was in the royal spotlight yesterday as CEO, Peter Suddock, and Head of Media and Communications, Jill Hitchman, joined fellow British Food fans in a harvest service at Birmingham Cathedral attended by HRH ...
Spring Vale Primary in Wolverhampton met DZG's critters

Classifying critters

20 October 2014
Thirty pupils from Spring Vale Primary School in Wolverhampton discovered who’s who in the animal kingdom when they visited DZG. The Year One class took part in a Let’s Classify workshop in the Go Wild! Theatre, where Presenter...
DZG storeman Sean Cherrington with daily veg supplies

More veg, anyone?

19 October 2014
It's World Vegetarian Month and from great apes to the smallest critters in the Discovery Centre, many of DZG's animals enjoy a healthy, balanced veggie diet containing the freshest fruit and vegetables, nuts, seeds, grains and pulses...
Online bookings for DZG's 2014 Santa's Grotto are now open

Book online for grotto!

19 October 2014
Online booking systems for DZG’s Santa’s Winter Wonderland Castle Grotto are now up and running! Visitors can book their own timed slot for the three-week festive period directly through the DZG website. Marketing Assistant,...
DZG are gearing up for a spook-tacular half term

A spook-tacular half term

18 October 2014
We’re getting ready for a spook-tacular Hallowe’en half term at DZG. With creepy critter encounters running every hour from 11am – 3pm and daily ghost walks at 1pm and 3.30pm, there’s plenty of fang-tastic fun to...
DZG's land train had a busy summer transporting more than half of all visitors

Dotto's busy season

18 October 2014
DZG's land train has had a busy season transporting more than half of all visitors from the Tecton entrance to Dudley Castle at the heart of the gardens. During August we welcomed 55,000 visitors through the turnstiles and 55 per...
Croft Academy in Walsall officially opens DZG's Meerkat Manor!

Meerkat Manor opens!

17 October 2014
DZG's Meerkat Manor is well and truly open, thanks to pupils from Croft Academy, in Walsall, who officially launched the mini mammals' des res that has been funded by a £1,000 mystery donation. The new indoor den for the...
Sumatran tiger Daseep

Tiger Tales: Daseep's Blog

17 October 2014
Hi Everyone, Just sharing this fab pic before every last leaf gets blown away from our enclosure and we're left with boring bare branches for the next few months!   It's taken by my friend Talvinder Chohan and, despite...