Xmas on DZGTV!

Lemur Wood became the location of choice when our Xmas camera crew filmed festive footage for the latest DZGTV video. See keeper Neil Flockhart’s interview with the cheeky lemurs at

Residents meet favourites

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

24 more sleeps!

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!

Kirsty's on a mission

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

Harry Potter Days

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

Santa in training

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

Panto tickets all gone!

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!

Look at the Castle!

Going out tonight? If you pass through Dudley town centre do take time to look up at the Castle and see the amazing rainbow of light washing the 11th century landmark. The feature has been created by Surrey-based company, Philips Lighting Solutions Group and will run across a handful of town properties until Monday, November 28.

Linda and Sam drop in

Panto stars Linda Lusardi and Sam Kane took a break from rehearsals yesterday to say hello to their favourite animals at DZG. The husband and wife team, who are appearing in Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs at The Grand Theatre, Wolverhampton, wanted to say thank you to DZG for sponsoring the show’s dress rehearsal. Continue reading Linda and Sam drop in