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Castle hideout!

The farm’s female guinea pigs have their very own castle hideout, thanks to the talents of a group of crafty Dudley pensioners. We’ve once again joined forces with the Senior Citizens Enterprise Woodwork Group, based at nearby Meadow Road Youth Centre, who have constructed the large castle for our new farm barn and the guinea Continue reading Castle hideout!

Slush Puppie samples

Visitors can enjoy Slush Puppie next week as the raspberry roadster visits DZG. We’ll be dishing out the fruit flavoured slushie between 11.15am – 4pm from Monday through to Sunday with the mobile unit located in the castle courtyard. Plus, on Thursday we’ll be welcoming the brand’s mascot, Slush Puppie, himself on site, who will Continue reading Slush Puppie samples

Orangutan awareness

We’re going ape today in aid of International Orangutan Day, as we raise funds and awareness for these magnificent primates. Listed as critically endangered on the IUCN Red List, orangutans in Borneo and Sumatra are facing a real possibility of extinction within the next two decades. Join us for a one-off 12pm talk at the Continue reading Orangutan awareness

DZG backs hospital campaign

DZG is proud to have backed a local newspaper appeal to help provide 50 new wheelchairs for the borough’s hospital. The Dudley Group NHS Foundation Trust Charity, alongside The Dudley, Stourbridge and Halesowen News, have launched a £30,000 campaign to purchase the wheelchairs for Russell’s Hall Hospital, which will make life a little easier for Continue reading DZG backs hospital campaign

A grrr-eat amount for lions

We had a roarsome World Lion Day as visitors helped us raise a fantastic £663.83. Huge thanks to everyone who visited us at Lion Ridge on August 10 as we raised awareness of the threats Asiatic lions face. Senior Keeper Sarah Evans and Trainee Keeper Adam Davey manned an information stand throughout the day, where Continue reading A grrr-eat amount for lions

Active ants!

We’re concluding our creepy crawly crazy week celebrating the planet’s smallest critters as part of BIAZA’s Big Bug Bonanza. While clearing weeds from the chimpanzee paddock, Senior Keeper Jodie Dryden accidentally disturbed a colony of ants – check out this video she captured as the ants moved their eggs away. Can you see the babies inside Continue reading Active ants!

27 year-old strimmers!

DZG’s gardeners have received two new strimmers – to replace their 27 year–old previous pair! Gardener Anthony Gwilt, said: “We’ve certainly had our money’s worth but I don’t think we would have got another 12 months out of them, but they’ve served us really well! We’ll see if the two new strimmers last as long.” Continue reading 27 year-old strimmers!