A new display in DZG’s Discovery Centre highlights nature’s masters of disguise. Tricksters reveals how different species use camouflage, mimicry and bluff to protect themselves from their enemies in the wild. Presenter Langan Turner said: “In the natural world, hide and seek is literally a matter of life or death, and the new … Continue reading Masters of Disguise
Thousands of Midlands youngsters dodged the rain clouds to join Barnardo’s Big Toddle around Dudley Castle courtyard. This year’s four-day event (June 7, 8, 9 and July 14), is based on Todds Animal Kingdom and includes themed activities, stories and Big Toddle tunes. Youngsters joined the action by dressing up as their favourite animals … Continue reading Time to Toddle
Rolls Royces, Austin Sevens and a meerkat named Martin helped to make dad’s day when the West Midlands Classic Car Club joined forces with DZG. More than 70 vintage vehicles were on display in the courtyard of 11th century Dudley Castle on Sunday (June 19) as part of Father’s Day celebrations at the zoo which … Continue reading Classic Cars make Dad’s Day
Proceeds from our 2011 calendar, which features animals with their favourite Best of British foods, has been split between DZG’s Madagascar Campaign supporting lemurs in the wild and Help for Heroes. CEO Peter Suddock said:?”The calendar has sold tremendously well this year. “We have dispatched funds to Madagascar and are sorting out a … Continue reading Calendar boosts Help for Heroes
A Bornean orang utan born at DZG has made her public debut. The six-week-old was brought into the general viewing area of the great ape house by mum, 19-year-old Jazz and the pair have gradually ventured further around the enclosure into the external sections – and the sunshine. From birth the baby, who keepers … Continue reading Orang utan born at DZG
Hundreds of visitors joined DZG’s royal celebrations with our very own Will and Kate. In honour of the Royal Wedding DZG?named two rare Humboldt penguins William and Kate. The tiny two were hand reared by dedicated keepers after being rejected by their mums during autumn’s cold snap. Since November they have made steady progress … Continue reading DZG’s Royal Wedding!
Spamalot took on a Black Country backdrop when comedian Phill Jupitus and his merry men visited DZG. The much-acclaimed touring Monty Python musical was on stage at Wolverhampton’s Grand Theatre, but Phill, who plays King Arthur, and his knights took time out from rehearsals to visit 11th century Dudley Castle for a photocall. And DZG … Continue reading King Arthur says hello
APRIL 13 – 25, 2011: More than 40,000 visitors flocked to DZG throughout the holiday period, where a handful of new animal arrivals proved firm favourites with the crowds. DZG Chief Executive Peter Suddock said: “We’ve had a fantastic Easter and Bank Holiday period with visitor figures topping 40,000. “There’s been lots going on across … Continue reading Easter eggs-travaganza!
A double delivery proved a tall order for keepers when two females joined lone male Kubwa in the giraffe paddock. First to arrive was two-year-old Josie, followed by seven-year-old Mia, both from Norfolk collections. The girls have joined 10-year-old Rothschild Kubwa as part of an international breeding programme. DZG?Chief Executive Peter Suddock said:?”We … Continue reading Tall order for keepers
Families from across the country have been learning about some of the world’s rarest species at DZG and meeting springtime newcomers including . . . Female giraffes Josie and Mia Five-week-old Brazilian tapir Tallulah Amur tiger Makari Twelve-month-old Bactrian camels Charles and Jamindi Six-month-old micro-pig Harley Four-month-old Lar gibbon Luna … Continue reading Springtime arrivals