Time’s running out for visitors to help us choose our 2018 redevelopment project. Since the summer we’ve been asking all visitors who add the ten per cent voluntary donation to their entrance fee to vote for one of three major projects we’ve got in the pipeline involving either bears, tigers or chimpanzees. At the moment, … Continue reading Still time to vote
THANK YOU to everyone who has donated sheets, towels and duvet covers for our primates – but we’ve got enough for now! We’ve been inundated with bags of linen from generous supporters since we appealed for help in providing our chimpanzees and orangutans with enrichment. Lower Primates Senior Keeper, Jodie Dryden, said: “Thank you to everyone … Continue reading Successful sheet appeal!
DZG keepers spotted a familiar face on site yesterday, as the World Number One darts champion, Michael van Gerwen, paid us a visit. The Dutch professional darts ace, who is currently competing in the Grand Slam in Wolverhampton, took time out to learn more about some of the world’s rarest animals here at DZG and … Continue reading A champion visit
Our four dogs went wild with papier mâché zebra enrichment. Keepers got crafty to make the zebra – a natural prey animal of the dog – which they sprayed with an array of tantalizing scents, before adding it the paddock and letting out the siblings – brothers Diallo, Ochi, Gamba and sister, Subira – to find … Continue reading Zebra sends dogs wild!
Can you help us name our meerkats or flamingos? We’ve discovered 18 of our Chilean flamingos and 13 meerkats don’t have official names on their zoo record, only identification numbers and we want to try and rectify that before Christmas with unique adoptions! Marketing Manager, Andrea Hales, said: “Every animal on site has a permanent … Continue reading Name our animals!
We’re thrilled to announce we’ve extended our partnership with Wolverhampton Grand Theatre for the next two years. We’re now their official local pantomime sponsor through to the 2019/2020 season. DZG Marketing Manager, Andrea Hales, said: “We’re delighted to be continuing our partnership with Wolverhampton Grand Theatre for the next two Christmas seasons. “The magic of … Continue reading Panto partnership extended
Well done to Senior Keeper, Sam Grove, who’s our employee of the month! Sam, who works with our big cats, ungulates and reptiles, was nominated by colleagues for his commitment and dedication to DZG. Curator Richard Brown, said: “Sam was chosen as this month’s winner because he puts so much time and effort into completing … Continue reading Sam scoops title!
Trainee Keeper Ellis Robinson is putting our three giraffes through their paces during target training. Working with Kubwa, Josie and Kito, Ellis, alongside Trainee Keeper, Josh Luxton, are getting the giraffes to touch a wooden target stick with their nose and hold for at least five seconds. And each giraffe has a different coloured target … Continue reading Giraffes put through paces
Zoo Director Derek Grove will be representing DZG at the town’s annual Remembrance Sunday event today. Derek will be laying a poppy wreath at the Dudley cenotaph in Ednam Road on behalf of all the zoo’s staff, who are encouraged to wear poppies on their uniform out of respect for our servicemen and women. Following … Continue reading Remembering the fallen
Birthday celebrations are continuing in the orangutan house as today it’s Jazz’s celebratory day! Our great ape matriarch turns 26 and keepers have got her a few surprise treats lined up to help her mark her day. Not only has she got some wrapped gifts to open first thing, keepers will also be whipping up … Continue reading Birthday gifts for Jazz