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DZG is raising the union flag atop Dudley Castle in honour of the Queen

Flying the flag for HRH!

3 September 2015
Next week Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II is set to become the longest-serving British monarch – and DZG is proud to be marking the historic moment. To commemorate this upcoming achievement, we will be flying the union flag atop Dudley...
DZG rides away with more than £600 for African hunting dog conservation

Pedal power pulls in pounds

2 September 2015
Dudley Zoo staff took to two wheels and raised more than £600 for endangered African hunting dogs in the wild during a week-long awareness drive. Staff took turns to ride two exercise bikes in the Castle courtyard over the weekend as part...
Tickling the DZG tapirs was a fabulous gift for Warwickshire birthday boy Marijn

Fun tickling the tapirs!

2 September 2015
Warwickshire brother and sister Marijn and Jinte had a great time when they became DZG Little Zoo Keepers. Pictured above, Marijn, aged eight, was given the experience for his birthday and his 11-year-old sister, below, joined in the fun...
The eye-catching front cover of DZG's 2016 calendar

DZG's 2016 calendar stars!

1 September 2015
DZG is delighted to reveal its new calendar for 2016 - and the 13 talented amateur photographers who made it all possible. Out of hundreds of entries in our photographic contest, DZG snapper Jason Skarratt – who has spent the last four...
There's a new way to support DZG through our Amazon wish list

DZG unveils wish list

31 August 2015
There’s a new way for our generous supporters to help care for some the world’s most endangered animals – a DZG wish list. The zoo has created an Amazon wish list offering donors a choice of practical items we need. ...
Three tokay geckos are some of the new creatures settling into our Reptile House

Reptile House has new residents

30 August 2015
Dudley Zoo's Reptile House has welcomed eight new residents – and some new greenery to make them feel at home! We have five new juvenile dart frogs and three female tokay geckos, pictured above, which are all settling in well at DZG...
Dick and Daphne's bon voyage!

Lynx arrive safe and sound

29 August 2015
Two of our first ever Carpathian lynx triplets Dick and Daphne have arrived safely at their new European homes. ABOVE: Bon voyage! - The moment Dick and Daphne left DZG in specially-built transport kennels. They were loaded into the...
DZG backs bat conservation on International Bat Night

It’s International Bat Night!

29 August 2015
DZG is going batty as we mark International Bat Night, an awareness-raising campaign highlighting the need for bat conservation and their habitats. The event - now in its 19th year - sees bat enthusiasts and groups organise activities such...
Disney hit film Frozen inspires names for new guinea pig mums

Mum’s the word for Anna and Elsa

28 August 2015
Nine gorgeous guinea pig babies have been born to two new mums, Anna and Elsa. The first-time mums, who are sisters and named after the princesses in Disney’s magical film Frozen, gave birth within a quarter of an hour of each other....
Our popular babirusa Nick will be much missed

Sad news about Nick

28 August 2015
It is with great sadness that we announce the death of DZG's popular babirusa, Nick. Pictured above, the 18-year-old Balinese wild pig - known affectionately by Keepers and regular visitors as ‘Nick Pig’ - sadly died...