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Join us at DZG as we celebrate Global Tiger Day today!

Grrr-eat expectations for Global Tiger Day!

29 July 2015
There’s grrreat excitement at DZG today as we celebrate Global Tiger Day! Our wonderful pair of Sumatran tigers, Joao and Daseep, are expecting lots of visitors at their Tecton enclosure where our education team will be set up to...
DZG's three ferret brothers celebrate their 7th birthday today!

Three become seven!

29 July 2015
There was a triple celebration in DZG’s education block today as presentation staff marked the birthdays of our three ferret brothers. Triplets Shadow, Smokie and Storm, pictured above and left with Presenter Langan Turner, turned seven...
Dudley Zoo runs in the blood for the Grove family

Family affair hits the headlines!

28 July 2015
Read all about it! Today’s Express & Star features a colourful piece on how Zoo Director Derek Grove made working at Dudley Zoo a family affair. CAPTION: The Grove family, left to right, Sam, Cerys, Derek, David and Lynne (Express...
Stunning shot of our new baby macaque with its proud parents

Birth of baby macaque

28 July 2015
Dudley Zoo is proud to announce the arrival of a baby macaque – which was born in front of delighted visitors! CAPTION: Picture perfect - Dad Simon, left, and mum Jasmine, right, cuddle their new little bundle of joy (Photo by DZG...
Presenter Langan Turner with the Staffordshire schoolchildren's thank you notes

Thanks for the thank yous!

27 July 2015
DZG bosses were pleased to receive a pile of beautifully written thank you letters from Staffordshire youngsters who enjoyed their school trip to the zoo. ABOVE - DZG Presenter Langan Turner shows off the thank you letters from children who...
Student completes study of tigers as we prepare to mark Global Tiger Day

Studying Sumatrans

26 July 2015
Keele University student Mark Lightfoot has been keeping a close eye on DZG’s pair of Sumatran tigers as part of a research project. The 21-year-old biology and psychology degree student, from Stafford, has recently completed his study of...
Help us name our baby meerkat triplets

Name our baby meerkats!

25 July 2015
We already have some adorable pictures of them – but our three baby meerkats still need names. The gorgeous babies, above, were caught on camera by talented amateur photographer and zoo member Steve Weaver, shortly after they...
DZG chimpanzees loved their breakfast treasure hunt

Getting stuck into breakfast

24 July 2015
DZG’s seven chimpanzees tucked right in when Lower Primates Keepers concealed their breakfast around their one-acre paddock. Bottles of bran were hidden in the outdoor enclosure as well as tubs containing diluted sugar-free squash,...
Presentation Assistant Amy Hickman recalls the story of the great fire of 1750

Anniversary of the great fire

24 July 2015
Exactly 265 years ago today, a fire gutted the once-splendid Dudley Castle. The great fire of Dudley Castle, which started on July 24, 1750, raged for three day and three nights and at its height could be seen in Birmingham. CAPTION:...
Looking smart for your birthday Bam Bam!

Bam Bam’s birthday shave!

23 July 2015
Icelandic sheep Bam Bam had some male grooming ahead of his 8th birthday tomorrow. The hand-reared male, who lives on the DZG Farm, was sheared and wormed by Zoo Manager Matt Lewis.     BEFORE AND AFTER - Bam Bam gets a close shave...