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Family Friendly Week at DZG

Family Friendly Week

24 October 2014
They say that family is not just important – it’s everything. And we’re feeling the love at DZG. From our orang utans to snow leopards, giraffe to gibbons, monkeys to meerkats, not forgetting our loved-up...
Sumatran tiger Daseep

Tiger Tales: Daseep's Blog

24 October 2014
Hi Everyone, Guess what? Me and Joao have become Strictly fans! Who'd have thought a dancing competition for Two Legs could be such fun! Of course, we have to stand on our hind legs to start off, and it can get a bit messy...
DZG Rothshild's giraffe Kubwa celebrates 14th bday with a newlook enclosure!

Kubwa's 14 today!

24 October 2014
Handsome Rothschild's giraffe Kubwa celebrates his 14th birthday today and we’re helping him mark the occasion with an extra special gift – by unveiling his revamped home. Keepers faced a tall...
DZG celebrates International Snow Leopard Day

International Snow Leopard Day

23 October 2014
Makalu is jumping for joy at celebrating his first International Snow Leopard Day!   Our bouncing baby boy, born April 17 to mum, Nanga and dad, Margaash, is continuing to enjoy his explorations of the outdoor enclosure since keepers...
DZG snow leopard cub Makalu celebrates Diwali

Happy DZG Diwali!

23 October 2014
Happy Diwali from all at Dudley Zoological Gardens, where some of our animals are getting in on the action! As part of celebrations to mark the ancient Hindu Festival of Light several species joined the fun and ...
DZG's Bornean orang utan, Sprout has crate fun with her new toy!

Sprout has crate fun!

23 October 2014
Three-year-old Sprout is following in Benji’s footsteps – with a bread crate fast becoming her new favourite toy! It’s well-known that 36-year-old Bornean orang utan, Benji, loves his plastic crate, taking it with him...
DZG's macaw, Charlie marks National Nut Day with her favourite treats!

Charlie's special nut treat

22 October 2014
We're celebrating National Nut Day with a special delivery for our favourite parrot! Presenter Pam Midwood arrived for work with a bowlful of tasty hazelnuts for blue and gold macaw, Charlie who is based in the Discovery Centre...
Mariyn & Melvyn Lowe with the bespoke zoo glass created for his 70th bday

Glass act for big birthday

22 October 2014
Melvyn Lowe loves nothing more than a trip to DZG so when it came to choosing the perfect gift for his 70th birthday, wife Marilyn knew exactly what to do. The couple visit at least once a fortnight and so she commissioned South...
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...