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Playtime for Sprout!

A plastic tub provided hours of entertainment for Bornean orangutan, Sprout. Upper Primates Keeper, Sian-Leigh Simner gave five year-old, Sprout and mum, Jazz, a large green trug, recently delivered from our Amazon Wishlist, which she filled with diluted sugar-free blackcurrant squash and sunflower seeds, alongside plastic cups. Sian-Leigh, said: “The girls used the cups to scoop Continue reading Playtime for Sprout!

Signs of spring

We’re seeing the first signs of spring here at DZG with beautiful blooming snowdrops. Impressive carpets of the delicate white flowers are popping up across the wooded hillside and in animal enclosures around our picturesque 40-acre site. You’ll  be able to enjoy the flowers for the next few weeks if you’re planning a visit to Continue reading Signs of spring

A birthday trio!

Three of our youngest animals are celebrating birthdays today! Not only is our handsome giraffe, Kito turning three, but our gorgeous African Pygmy goat girls, Daffy and Dilly, are marking their first special day too! Trainee Keeper Amy Paddock, treated the twins to a kid friendly carrot cake, with apple, goat mix, carrot and a Continue reading A birthday trio!

Orderly queue for bath time!

Our rainbow lorikeets are polite birds and formed an orderly queue for bath time! Section Leader Nicola Wright, managed to grab her camera and record the colourful lorikeets splashing about in their water tray in the walkthrough exhibit, but then got a soaking herself for standing too close! Nicola said: “Lorikeets love water and love Continue reading Orderly queue for bath time!

Storm Doris prompts DZG closure

As Storm Doris sweeps the country, Dudley Zoological Gardens has taken the decision to remain closed today. Zoo Manager Matt Lewis, said: “We’ve been closely monitoring the weather overnight and with high wind speeds expected over the next few hours we’ve taken the decision to remain closed today for animal and public safety. “Our exotic Continue reading Storm Doris prompts DZG closure

Capuchin work underway

DZG’s £295,000 anniversary revamp programme is underway with contractors getting to work on a new-look home for one of our rarest species of primate. The first stage of the site’s modernisation work includes a £20,000 rebuild of the outdoor area for the critically endangered Yellow-breasted capuchins off the Small Primate House. DZG Curator Richard Brown, Continue reading Capuchin work underway

Bird box building

It’s National Nest Box Week and we’ve joined forces with a group of crafty Dudley pensioners to help care for the site’s feathered friends. Senior Citizens Enterprise Woodwork Group, based at Meadow Road Youth Centre, have spent the last six weeks building bird boxes, bird tables, bat boxes and penguin boxes for our exotic and Continue reading Bird box building