We’re helping Birmingham Royal Ballet bring the magic of ballet to life by displaying interactive animal posters around the 40-acre zoo site. The posters, promoting the company’s forthcoming show ‘Still Life’ at the Penguin Café, allows DZG visitors to bring dancing animals to life by using their smartphones. Visitors simply need to download the Zappar … Continue reading Ballet dancing animals at DZG!
Dan Harris has finished his seasonal contract on a high after being named employee of the month! Dan, who worked as part of our Customer Services team, received this month’s accolade alongside gift vouchers after being nominated by colleagues for his dedication and enthusiasm. Retail Manager, Isobel Blackwell, said: “Dan’s a great all-rounder and a … Continue reading Dan’s the man!
The West Midlands Mayor, Andy Street, visited DZG and fed our rainbow lorikeets as part of a whistle stop tour, as he heard how a £41 million funding bid will help boost the borough’s tourism. As part of the multi-million pound plans being showcased to Mr Street, were proposals to develop a new Midland Metro … Continue reading Midlands Mayor visits DZG
Panto season is nearly upon us and we helped sprinkle a little DZG animal magic into the launch of Wolverhampton Grand’s Jack and the Beanstalk. As panto partner once again for this year’s festive family show, we welcomed the show’s stars, Gareth Gates, dame Ian Adams and Doreen Tipton to the Castle Hill site yesterday … Continue reading Panto comes to DZG!
We’ve had another yellow-breasted capuchin birth less than five months after his half-brother, Archie arrived. Our seventh baby was born on August 22 to ten year-old parents Holly and Willow. Upper Primates Keeper, Sian-Leigh Simner, said: “This is Holly’s third baby and it’s the smallest one we’ve ever had. But it’s feeding well and is getting … Continue reading Another baby capuchin!
It’s the last opportunity for visitors to learn more about Dudley Castle this Friday as we host the final tour and talk of the year. Discover all about food and cookery during the Medieval and Tudor times during the evening event. Zoo Manager, Matt Lewis, said: “The after hour tours have proved to be very … Continue reading Last chance for castle tour
With autumn on its way this week we’ve reverted to our shorter winter hours today. We’re giving our animals an extra hour in bed as last entry is now 3pm, with the site closing 90 minutes later. The zoo will still open from 10am and the reduced opening hours will remain in place until Easter … Continue reading Reduced zoo opening
DZG staff celebrated the end of our busy summer season with a friendly football match and party in the castle courtyard. A team of zoo keepers took on the shop staff in the after hours game, and were cheered on by the rest of the staff on the sidelines. And the customer services team reigned … Continue reading Friendly football rivalries
It’s International Red Panda Day and we’re celebrating with Yasmin and Gawa. This beautiful species is listed as endangered, with the IUCN Red List estimating the population in their native mountainous forests in the Himalayan region of East India to be fewer than 10,000. Curator Richard Brown, said: “Red pandas have faced a 50 per … Continue reading Celebrating red pandas
The Royal Air Force Ensign is flying proudly from Dudley Castle as we join the nation in marking the Battle of Britain today. The flag has been flying at the heart of the zoological gardens for the past few days and will remain above the 11th century castle until Monday, which will also coincide with … Continue reading Battle of Britain remembrance