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!
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
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!
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!
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
School’s out for half term so there’s plenty of time for arty youngsters to design a zoo mug for our 80th anniversary! We’re appealing for children aged 15 and under to come up with a unique picture for a celebratory mug that we can make into a limited edition zoovenir to sell in the Safari … Continue reading Half term mug zoovenir
Our snow leopard enclosure appeal has been boosted by the fundraising efforts of an animal-mad eight year-old, who has raised £70 for DZG. Keetan Gill, from Tipton, was motivated to raise money for our £100k appeal after hearing of the death of our female snow leopard, Nanga, last June. Zoo member, Keetan, who’s a regular visitor … Continue reading Kind-hearted Keetan
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
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
We’ve said goodbye to three lemurs who have gone to join a new animal collection in York, but said a brief hello to a familiar face! Black lemurs, Florence and Kagani, as well as collared lemur, Fred, have joined Askham Bryan Wildlife and Conservation Park and were collected by park manager, Caroline Howard – a … Continue reading Lemurs leave