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Throwback Thursday

We’re continuing our look back at DZG life as part of our 80th anniversary celebrations and this month we’re showcasing our miniature railway! The £2,000 Dudley Zoo Railway opened in June 1938 and travelled one mile through wooded land from the Bear Ravine to the zoo entrance. The two original two-ton steam engines, named Lady Continue reading Throwback Thursday

Throwback Thursday

We’re looking back at DZG life as our 80th anniversary celebrations continue. This month we hear from former Zoo Curator, Mike Williams, who first joined DZG as a Trainee Keeper in 1960, working on site until 1965 when he married and left for a new adventure, working for the Duke of Bedford, before moving onto Cleethorpes Continue reading Throwback Thursday

Throwback Thursday

We’re dipping back into the zoo archives today as part of our Throwback Thursday 80th anniversary year and this month we’re featuring our polar bears. DZG held polar bears from opening day until 1989, who all lived in one of the most iconic Tecton enclosures on site. Zoo architects adapted an existing ravine to provide a Continue reading Throwback Thursday

Throwback Thursday

We’re continuing our look back at DZG across the decades as part of our 80th anniversary celebrations. Today we’re turning back the clock to the 1950’s and the opening of the Reptile House. The building was opened in May 1956 by British ornithologist and conservationist, Sir Peter Scott, who founded the Wildfowl and Wetlands Trust. Continue reading Throwback Thursday