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A new male African Hermann's tortoise is settling into his new home at DZG.

New tortoise settles in

26 August 2016
A male African Hermann's tortoise is settling into his new home at DZG. The tortoise, who is nearing 50 years-old and was a much-loved pet, was donated by a couple in Edgbaston, who are relocating to London and can’...
DZG staff are limbering up for our Zoolympics event today!

On your marks...

25 August 2016
DZG staff are busy limbering up for our Zoolympics today! CAPTION: Keeper Sian-Leigh Simner, Conservation Officer Chris Leeson and Education Assistant Amy Hickman get he medals and sponges ready for today's Zoolympics! Keepers, office...

Summer shearing

24 August 2016
Farm favourites, Crunchie the alpaca and Bam Bam the sheep are enjoying the warm weather after having their thick coats shorn off.           Senior Keeper, Ben Vanes, sheared the woolly fleeces of the 15-year-old...
DZG Apprentice, Ellis Robinson show tapir, Chico her new books

Special delivery for Ellis

23 August 2016
A chance discussion with a zoo visitor led to a surprise delivery for DZG Apprentice, Ellis Robinson. DZG Apprentice Keeper shows off her surprise delivery to Brazilian tapir, Chico It was last year while Ellis was sweeping out the Barbary...
Join DZG's Zoolympics in aid of World Land Trust’s Atlantic Forest appeal

Zoolympics fun!

22 August 2016
We’ll be joining the Olympics fun on Thursday with our very own sports extravaganza, as we raise money to help preserve a vital piece of forest in Brazil. DZG staff from across the site will be going head-to-head in our very own Zoolympics...
Brazilian tapir, Chico, enjoyed some homemade fruity ice lollies!

An icy tapir treat

21 August 2016
Brazilian tapir, Chico, cooled down in the summer heat with some homemade tasty ice lollies.            Trainee Keeper, Josh Luxton, froze some of the mammal’s favourite fruit for the perfect tapir...
Presentation Assistant, Amy Hickman, with Mercury the baby chinchilla

Hello, baby!

20 August 2016
There’s a new baby in the Discovery Centre – and look how gorgeous he is! Meet Mercury, our newest chinchilla, who was born to mum, Tink and dad, Muffin on August 9. The tiny ball of grey fluff is still tucked away behind the...
DZG is marking International Orangutan Day

It's International Orangutan Day!

19 August 2016
It’s International Orangutan Day and DZG is highlighting the major threats to these charismatic creatures and raising funds to help. And the event is now even more important than ever after the magnificent species has been re-graded as...
Lisa Price-Patel and daughter, Jacie Patel at DZG

A birth to remember!

18 August 2016
We’re welcoming a very special birthday visitor on site today, 12 months to the day since she began her entrance into the world here at Dudley Zoological Gardens! It was August, 18 2015 and Lisa Price-Patel, from Wednesbury, who was 38...
DZG raised £145 as part of our World Lion Day celebrations

Roarsome donations!

17 August 2016
We’ve got great pride in announcing you helped us raise £145.93 as part of our World Lion Day celebrations. Huge thanks to everyone who visited us on August 10 and took part in our event as we joined the global campaign to raise...