There’s a treat in store for DZG storeman Mick Young who has been voted employee of the month. The hardworking storeman was put forward for the honour by Zoo Manager Matt Lewis after staying behind after work to help our maintenance team. Mick, who has worked at the zoo for three years, helped finish building … Continue reading Pick of the bunch!
It certainly was a Good Friday for DZG’s adorable Bornean orang Sprout who turned seven today. Upper Primates keepers delivered piles of pressies to our excited little one who immediately started unwrapping the paper to get to the goodies inside. Section Leader Pat Stevens said: “We filled boxes with straw and added seeds, apples and … Continue reading Sprout’s Good Friday!
With many schools breaking up for Easter today, it’s an egg-cellent time to play at DZG! We’ve had impressive new play equipment installed at two of our play areas, just in time for the holidays. And first to try it out was seven-year-old Rebecca Bailey from Bath, whose school holiday started even earlier. The new … Continue reading School’s out!
A birthday curry was the order of the day as our handsome Sumatran tiger Joao turned six. Keepers spiced up the big cat’s birthday breakfast by stuffing straw and his favourite Indian curry powder into a bunny-shaped sack – and he lapped it up. The spice and a bottle of scent was given to the … Continue reading Birthday balti
DZG’s Safari Shop today joined a sweet maker’s war on single-use packaging by becoming one of the first UK retailers to stock treats in compostable bags. In partnership with Calico Cottage’s new brand, The Cambridge Confectionery Company, the zoo will be stocking sweets wrapped in compostable bags which break down and disappear in soil in … Continue reading Planet-saving sweets!
DZG has bumper baby news on our primates section following the birth of twin ring-tailed lemurs and a tiny lar gibbon. Keepers are delighted by the arrival of the little lemurs and the lar gibbon, which are both classed as endangered in the wild. The baby lar gibbon (pictured above right), born on March 14, … Continue reading Three new babies!
There were big yawns all round this morning after everyone had an hour’s less sleep with the start of British Summer Time. With less time in bed for DZG’s animals and keepers after the clocks went forward an hour at 1am, signs of tiredness were showing first thing. Our Carpathian lynx Daisy was caught on … Continue reading Losing sleep!
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!