As one of the country’s busiest zoos we’re proud to support English Tourism Week. The weeklong national event, which runs from March 25 – April 2, celebrates the vibrancy and diversity of England’s visitor attractions and with hundreds of the world’s rarest animals, an 11th century castle at the heart and a collection of listed … Continue reading Celebrating tourism
It’s Mothering Sunday and we’re celebrating mums of all shapes, sizes and species today! We’ve got lots of amazing mums here at DZG from experienced mums like Phoebe the ring-tailed lemur, who gave birth to her 12th baby last week, to new gelada baboon mum, Jimma – pictured above – who is successfully rearing her … Continue reading Happy Mother’s Day!
We’ve had some fab entries for our 80th anniversary mug competition and have extended the deadline, so there’s still time to get your submission in! We’re encouraging our young supporters to design a unique picture for a celebratory mug that we can make into a limited edition zoovenir to sell in the Safari Shop as … Continue reading Mug design deadline extended
Visitors have extra time to see their favourite DZG animals as we’ve reverted to summer hours. Zoo Manager, Matt Lewis, said: “Last entry is now 4pm, with the 40-acre site closing 90 minutes later. “The extra daylight means our animals get more time to enjoy the sunshine, while the additional hour enables keepers to carry … Continue reading An extra hour to enjoy DZG!
We’re dipping back into the zoo archives today as part of our Throwback Thursday 80th anniversary year and this month we’re featuring our polar bears. DZG held polar bears from opening day until 1989, who all lived in one of the most iconic Tecton enclosures on site. Zoo architects adapted an existing ravine to provide a … Continue reading Throwback Thursday
An exclusive commemorative coin to celebrate DZG’s 80th anniversary has gone on sale in the Safari Shop. The metal coin, which has no monetary value, features the new zoo logo and our anniversary logo and despite only being on sale for the past few days, visitors have been quick to snap up the £3.99 souvenir. … Continue reading Commemorative coin on sale
There’s still time to book your bargain tickets for the Dudley borough’s St George’s Day celebrations at DZG. The annual festival, run in conjunction with Dudley Council, is returning to the zoo for the second year running and we’re offering £2.50 tickets for residents to join us on site from 3pm until 7pm on St … Continue reading Celebrate St George with DZG
We’ve had a timely birth just ahead of Mother’s Day as ring-tailed lemur, Phoebe, delivered her 12th baby! The busy 15 year-old mum gave birth to her latest offspring in Lemur Wood on Wednesday night and was out and about in the one-acre walkthrough exhibit the next morning with her newborn. Curator Richard Brown, said: … Continue reading Celebrating mums
As sponsors of Wolverhampton Grand Theatre’s Christmas pantomime, we’re full of beans as the first casting is revealed. We’ve joined forces with the theatre once again to support the festive family show, which this year is Jack and the Beanstalk. Appearing this Christmas will be singer Gareth Gates in the lead role and back by … Continue reading Full of beans for panto!
DZG’s seven chimpanzees enjoyed their first ever foam party in celebration of Barbie’s 39th birthday! Lower Primate keepers emptied the indoor den’s flooring of woodchip before leaving a paddling pool filled with water and baby bubble bath in the middle, which was full of lots of treats for the girls to discover. Keeper Harley Hunt, … Continue reading Foam party fun!