DZG is urging people to think eggs-tra carefully when buying sweet treats this Easter and say no to palm oil. Concerned keepers at Dudley Zoo say many chocolate eggs contain unsustainable palm oil which devastates the habitats of wild cousins of our two Sumatran tigers and four Bornean orangs. They say we should check the ingredients labels … Continue reading Choose eggs-tra carefully!
DZG has a cracking variety of activities lined up for our Easter visitors including new play equipment, fun on the Farm and egg-stra talk times about our amazing animals. As well as our latest animals – baby bats and the recent addition of a new species to DZG, naked mole rats – two play areas … Continue reading We’ve got Easter cracked!
Our vintage chairlift is ready for lift-off after undergoing its annual inspection. Following thorough checks, independent assessors have given DZG the all-clear for another year so the popular ride will be up and running this weekend. Over the last couple of days our site maintenance team have been busy re-installing the 41 numbered seats back … Continue reading We have lift-off!
Visitors could be in for a knight to remember as our first Dudley Castle tour of the year zooms in on knights and armour. There’s just over two weeks to go until the exclusive after hours talk and tour takes place around the 11th century castle at the heart of DZG – and there’s still time … Continue reading Knight to remember!
DZG is celebrating the patter of six pairs of tiny feet – after a bat baby boom in our Castle Creatures exhibit. The six baby Egyptian fruit bats are just days old and can been spotted curled up under the wings of their mums. And delighted keepers say we have more bat babies on the … Continue reading Bat baby boom
It looked snow beautiful at DZG as some of our animals explored the white stuff. Despite being closed to visitors yesterday because of the wintry weather, our otters and red pandas in particular were having a ball. Senior Primate Keeper Jodie Dryden caught some of the recent snowy scenes on camera and made this wonderful … Continue reading Snow beautiful!
Keepers broke out the bubbles today to celebrate Barbie’s 40th birthday down in our chimp enclosure. The third oldest of DZG’s seven chimpanzees was treated to some birthday bubbles and banana – and both went down a treat. Senior Primate Keeper Jodie Dryden said: “As it was Barbie’s special birthday we decided to get out … Continue reading Bubbles for Barbie!
DZG has taken delivery of its own collection of colourful songbirds to help in an international crisis – but these are the soft and cuddly kind! Our Safari Shop is selling a selection of plush birds which make an authentic bird call – and for each one sold, £1 will be added to our Songbird … Continue reading Birds going cheep!
Today is International Macaque Day – and we’re marking the occasion by pledging to help save macaques in the wild over the next five years. As part of DZG’s ongoing conservation work, we’ve committed to support Selamatkan Yaki, a project working out in Indonesia to protect the critically endangered Sulawesi crested black macaque. We’re backing … Continue reading Happy macaque day!
A beautiful moment between our mum and daughter Brazilian tapirs has been captured on camera. DZG Assistant Curator Jay Haywood was walking past the South American paddock towards closing time at the end of a busy Mother’s Day when he stopped to watch mum Meena and daughter Luna swimming together. The youngster, now 10 months, … Continue reading Tender tapir moment