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DZG'sblack & white ruffed lemur Yoda marks his Apr 23 bday with St George's flag

For Yoda and St George!

23 April 2014
There's a double celebration today at DZG . . .   We'll be marking St George's Day by flying the flag atop 11th century Dudley Castle at the heart of the zoological gardens, then...
DZG Press officer Rachel Hickman in training for 2014 Onesie Walk

Onesie Walk Latest

23 April 2014
Just 10 days to go to our Onesie Walk and Press Officer, Rachel Hickman, has been helping out with the early morning rounds across site as she continues training hard for our upcoming event for tiger conservation on Saturday...
DZG's newly-restored Tecton Safari Shop opens for business Eatser 2014

Record Easter numbers!

22 April 2014
We're celebrating our best Easter for decades, with a record attendance of 4,266 visitors on Good Friday. Visitor numbers throughout the 10-day holiday period topped 27,000 and additional events were laid on to cope with the crowds....
DZG staff have started to install nesting boxes around the site for wild birds

Bird boxes go up

22 April 2014
Nesting boxes painted by DZG's young visitors are being installed across site. Hundreds of bird boxes have been painted in camouflage colours as part of National Nest Box Week in a bid to provide extra shelter and safe nesting spots for...
1st Upton Snodsbury Rainbows take part in a DZG Creature Feature

Rainbows' Creature Feature

22 April 2014
Members of 1st Upton Snodsbury Rainbows came face to face with a variety of animals during a DZG Creature Feature. Presenter Becky Iwahashi led the session in the Go Wild! Theatre and introduced the children and their families to a...
DZG's outreach team are heading to town to drum up support for the Onesie Walk

Onesies hit the streets

21 April 2014
Our onesie team are hitting the streets of the Black Country and are heading to a town near you! In the run up to the Onesie Walk on Saturday, May 3, our teams will be out and about to recruit walkers by leafleting shoppers and...
DZG's Asiatic lion, Kyra, is 8 today!

Kyra's birthday gift

21 April 2014
Big cat Keeper, Adam Walker, forgot the wrapping paper when he came to wrap up lioness Kyra’s birthday present this morning. But the eight-year-old birthday girl didn’t mind, as the hessian sack substitute guaranteed much...
Designer Annabel for Cakebomb with Asst Curator Richard Brown & tiger cake

Cake's a grrreat success!

20 April 2014
A massive thanks to staff at Oak Furniture Land, in Merry Hill, for their generosity in donating an incredible tiger cake made by talented designer Annabel de Vetten, for Cakebomb. The giant confectionery creation offered up to more than 100...
DZG's bantam chicken, Lacey, makes farm keepers hunt out her eggs every day!

Keepers' egg hunt

20 April 2014
It’s not just Easter Sunday when farm keepers have to hunt out eggs  - as one mischievous hen is making them search every single day. Twelve-month-old Bantam hen, Lacey, prefers the more unusual locations to lay her eggs, from the...
Cake of sumatran tigress, Daseep's head for Easter visitors

Tiger cake's arrived!

19 April 2014
The tiger cake has arrived - and it's simply grrrreat!!!    Just look at this absolutely amazing confectionery creation by talented cake designer Annabel for Cakebomb. A HUGE thanks to my special friends at ...