Learn all about lynx, lemurs and gibbons in new summer season talks. We’ve launched our daily holiday schedule, with informative talks and feeds running throughout the day between 11.30am and 3.30pm. And for the first time, we’ve included a lynx talk into our packed programme, allowing visitors to learn all about out three Carpathian lynx … Continue reading Discover DZG this summer!
We’ve a birthday girl and boy on site today! Birthday boy, Oba, gets some fishy treats from Senior Keeper, Sarah Evans. We’re wishing Patagonian sea lion, Oba, a very happy 17th birthday, while our littlest Sulawesi crested macaque, Summer, turns two! Summer’s dad, Simon, gets in on the snap with the birthday girl! Spot Summer … Continue reading Birthday greetings
Visitors are encouraged to earn their stripes and help us raise funds for tigers next weekend. We’re counting down to Global Tiger Day on Saturday, July 29 when we’ll be raising awareness about the plight of tigers in the wild, with the help of our critically endangered Sumatran duo, Daseep and Joao. And we’ll be … Continue reading Earn your stripes for tigers!
We’re wishing a very happy 1st birthday to reindeer, Sunflower – whose birth made headlines last year! This time a year ago the UK was basking in a heatwave and July 19 was recorded as one of the hottest days of the year, as we welcomed our unusual delivery in temperatures exceeding 30 degrees Celsius! … Continue reading Sunflower turns 1!
There’ll be cars in the castle on Sunday as we host the West Midlands Classic Car Club’s annual show. Now in its 29th year, the club will be filling the 11th century courtyard with around 90 vintage vehicles, including a Jaguar E-type, Daimler Dart and Rolls Royce Organiser Maurice Cole, said: “We always look forward … Continue reading Cars in the castle
We’re looking ahead to our 2018 redevelopment plans and inviting visitors to choose our next exciting animal project, involving either bears, tigers or chimpanzees. All visitors who add the ten per cent voluntary donation to their entrance fee will receive a token and be invited to vote for one of three major projects we’ve got … Continue reading Voting visitors
DZG hosted its first ever Community Conservation Forum attended by a variety of local nature groups. Organised by Conservation Officer, Chris Leeson, the event allowed participants to meet each other, share information and discuss ways to improve local breeding sites. Groups taking part included Brumbats, Sandnats (Sandwell Valley Naturalists) and a host of park and … Continue reading Forming a conservation community
Our newest ring-tailed lemur has been called Kirk, after keepers discovered he’s a boy! The baby was born in March, just prior to Mothers’ Day and is the 12th offspring to mum, Phoebe and dad, Frank. See if you can spot Kirk in our walkthrough one-acre Lemur Wood the next time you visit, where he’s … Continue reading Kirk’s a cutie!
We’re celebrating our bostin’ heritage today as it’s Black Country Day. And to show our pride in the region, we’ve got the black, red and white flag flying atop one of the Midlands’ best-loved landmarks. Zoo Director Derek Grove, said: “”This year Dudley Zoological Gardens celebrates its 80th anniversary and we’re proud to have had … Continue reading Celebrating our bostin’ heritage
We welcomed royalty to DZG when self-unemployed Queen of the Black Country, Doreen Tipton paid us a visit. Ahead of tomorrow’s Black Country Day – the comedy sensation, who is once again starring in this year’s DZG-sponsored Christmas panto at Wolverhampton Grand Theatre, stopped off to film footage for her new DVD. After a walk up … Continue reading Doreen’s deer!