Two of our female reindeer have transferred to Surrey just in time to join Santa’s team in the south. Willow and Drizzle pictured have moved to Chessington World of Adventure where they are settling in well and mixing with the rest of the herd. Meanwhile their reindeer friends at DZG met the first … Continue reading Reindeer on the move
Santa’s Grotto opens today, so come along meet Father Christmas in Dudley Castle and join the festive fun. Our Magical Winter Wonderland package, which runs through to Christmas Eve, includes Zoo admission, a magical train ride, visit to Santa in his grotto, a surprise gift and a fun-filled Christmas show. To make sure YOU get to … Continue reading Grotto opens today!
Residents of Broadway Halls Care Home, in Dudley, met some of their favourite species when Outreach team members took along small, tame animals from the Discovery Centre collection. The hour-long Creature Feature included meet and greets with guinea pigs, ferrets, snakes and spiders. Head of Media and Communications, Jill Hitchman, said: “The residents really enjoyed … Continue reading Residents meet favourites
It’s December 1st and staff are counting down to the Big Day. This year’s Santa’s Grotto in the 11th century Dudley Castle starts on December 5 and runs through to Christmas Eve. Our Magical Winter Wonderland package includes Zoo admission, a magical train ride, visit to Santa in his grotto, a surprise gift and a fun-filled Christmas show. Head … Continue reading 24 more sleeps!
Keeper Kirsty Thornton is a woman on a mission when she takes her lunch break and all because the lady loves her animals! Kirsty volunteers to make a daily dash for the town’s market stalls to see what tasty titbits she can pick up for primates and porcupines. Juicy treats are very kindly put … Continue reading Kirsty’s on a mission
Staff will be keeping a close eye on tomorrow’s strike action at Heathrow airport. An overnight freight flight carrying a rare spider monkey from a Danish collection bound for DZG is due to touchdown at 7.40am on Thursday, December 1, but keepers are anxious that industrial disruption may lead to delays. CEO, Peter Suddock, said:?”We were … Continue reading Strike may delay zoo arrival at Heathrow
Students from four Walsall schools had lessons in a parallel universe when they joined Harry Potter Days at DZG. More than 300 year seven students learned about medieval medicine and magical beasts at Dudley Castle where they designed a coat of arms, and took part in a mask-making session. Around 135 pupils from Willenhall School … Continue reading Harry Potter Days
Lots more training for Santa this weekend at Dudley Castle! He’s been extra busy working out the best route for his reindeer to take across the courtyard, and has been spending time halter training with the keepers to make sure Hail, Rowena and friends are ready to meet lots of youngsters in his Magical Winter … Continue reading Santa in training
All free tickets for the dress rehearsal of Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs at The Grand Theatre, Wolverhampton have been snapped up! DZG is sponsoring the one-off production, starring Linda Lusardi and Sam Kane, and throughout the last few weeks we have handed donated more than one thousand tickets to local groups and organisations … Continue reading Panto tickets all gone!