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Animal art

DZG staff had a sneak peak at Dudley Museum and Art Gallery’s new wildlife exhibition. The autumn display, entitled ‘A Brush with Nature’ features 126 pieces of work by members of The Wildlife Art Society International, who visited the Castle Hill zoological attraction in the summer to take inspiration from some of the 1,500 strong exotic Continue reading Animal art

Cheer on the abseilers!

We’re sending good luck to the adventurous abseilers who will be tackling Dudley Castle today to raise funds for Balls to Cancer. More than 25 participants will be taking a leap of faith to descend the 70-foot 11th century tower at the heart of the zoological gardens to raise money for the charity, which raises Continue reading Cheer on the abseilers!

British Food Fortnight £1 offer

Our British Food Fortnight celebrations are continuing this weekend as we promote the use of seasonal produce and are offering £1 admission for children so families can find out more! From magnificent Bornean orangutans to cheeky Humboldt penguins, our 1,500 strong animal collection are all tucking into the very Best of British food – much Continue reading British Food Fortnight £1 offer

Discovery Centre revamp

We’ve started work on a £20,000 refurbishment of the Discovery Centre – which has been temporarily closed to visitors. The much-needed revamp will transform the Tecton building into an additional indoor eating area as well as education and birthday party rooms and is expected to take six months to complete. Zoo Manager, Matt Lewis, said: Continue reading Discovery Centre revamp

It's officially autumn!

It’s officially autumn and we’ve reverted to reduced opening hours. Visitors will now be able to gain entry to DZG from 10am until 3pm, with the site closing 90 minutes later. Zoo Manager Matt Lewis, said: “At this time of year it drops dusk quite quickly out on site, so we always make sure all Continue reading It’s officially autumn!

It's British Food Fortnight!

It’s harvest time and we’re flying the flag for homegrown delights as part of British Food Fortnight. With more than 1,500 animals at DZG and an annual food bill topping £120,000, we have to make sure our pennies buy the very best of British produce, which is why we’re keen to support suppliers on our doorstep. And Continue reading It’s British Food Fortnight!

Heritage experts to visit DZG

We’re looking forward to welcoming world-renowned architectural and heritage experts to DZG next month as part of an international conference on the restoration of our iconic Tectons. Members of the International Scientific Committee on Twentieth-century heritage (ISC20C), which is part of the International Council on Monuments and Sites (ICOMOS) will be hosting their two-day convention Continue reading Heritage experts to visit DZG