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DZG's meerkats are keeping a close eye on the building of their new mansion

Meerkats investigate mansion

30 August 2014
DZG’s inquisitive meerkats are making sure they keep a close eye on the building of their new home. The Development Team are currently constructing an internal den for the mob outside their Tecton Reptillary enclosure, where visitors...
DZG's vintage chairlift celebrates 2nd anniversary since HLF funded revamp

Two years of chairlift rides!

30 August 2014
Our fabulous vintage chairlift has been in use exactly two years since its major restoration! We've done the sums and reckon more than 300,000 visitors have taken that two minute ride in the past 24 months! The...
Darren Hayward from Willenhall took part in DZG's Keeper for a Day experience

Darren's DZG day

29 August 2014
Animal loving Darren Hayward, went home with 160 photographs of some of the world’s rarest animals following his keeper day out at DZG. Darren, from Willenhall, was treated to the unique experience for his birthday by his fiancée...
Sumatran tiger Daseep

Tiger Tales: Daseep's Blog

29 August 2014
Hi Everyone, It's portrait time this week; my PR people are busy putting together images of moi and Joao for upcoming ZooNooz, promotional leaflets, calendars, Xmas cards - you name it, we're on it! Not that's it's of any...
Jodie Williamson becomes a keeper for a day at DZG

Trio of little keepers

28 August 2014
Lincolnshire sisters, Kayla and Jodie Williamson, alongside their cousin, Jordan Vellam, had a really wild experience at DZG when all three became Little Zoo Keepers for the day. The youngsters were each treated to the unique gift by their...
DZG's Axolotl makes BIAZA Top 10 2014

DZG makes BIAZA Top 10

28 August 2014
DZG’s bid to help a quirky amphibian stave off extinction is featured in a new report highlighting some of the best examples of how UK zoos are safeguarding the future of the world’s wildlife.   The British and Irish...
black and white ruffed lemur at DZG

Students' lemurs video

27 August 2014
When we asked Media students at Dudley College's Evolve campus to compile footage showcasing our most endangered species we were blown away by the results. Students came up with a range of promotional videos highlighting conservation...
Bantam hen, Lacey, with her first chick

Lacey becomes a mum!

27 August 2014
The farm’s mischievous young bantam hen, Lacey, has surprised keepers by hatching her first chick! The year-old chicken was regularly giving keepers the run-around by laying her eggs in unusual locations around the farm – from on...
Bill Oddie opens DZG's £20k Baboons on the Bank

Bill opens Baboons on Bank

26 August 2014
Conservationist and TV Presenter, Bill Oddie checked out the last surviving species of grazing primates at DZG yesterday when he opened our £20,000 Baboons on the Bank exhibit, a one-acre natural hillside home for a family group of...
Jonathan Hamilton and Anthony Wright meet the Lemur Wood boys

A day to remember

26 August 2014
A couple from Birmingham had a once-in-a-lifetime experience when they met some of the rarest animals in the world at DZG. Jonathan Hamilton treated his partner, Anthony Wright, to the gift for Christmas after discovering all about the day on...