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Celebrating tourism

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

Mug design deadline extended

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

Commemorative coin on sale

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

Celebrate St George with DZG

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

Celebrating mums

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

Full of beans for panto!

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!

Foam party fun!

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!