We’ve had a fang-tastic start to our Freak Week, plus another first in our 80th anniversary year following the birth of five Jamaican boas. The babies were born to parents Bob and Marley in the Reptile House. Senior Keeper, Sam Grove, said: “In the wild the parents don’t live with the babies and would leave … Continue reading Jamaican boa births
It’s World Animal Day and our newest additions to the DZG collection have been spotted enjoying the autumnal sunshine. We’ve welcomed the birth of two baby meerkats in the Tecton Reptillary enclosure and Zoo Member, Kathryn Willett, was one of the first to catch their animal antics on camera. Assistant Curator Jay Haywood said: “The … Continue reading Newborn meerkats appear
We’ve had another yellow-breasted capuchin birth less than five months after his half-brother, Archie arrived. Our seventh baby was born on August 22 to ten year-old parents Holly and Willow. Upper Primates Keeper, Sian-Leigh Simner, said: “This is Holly’s third baby and it’s the smallest one we’ve ever had. But it’s feeding well and is getting … Continue reading Another baby capuchin!
A change in fur colour has revealed our first rare black lemur baby to be a girl! The three-month-old was born to first-time mum, Barbara and dad, Bryan on May 15 and has been named Kimmy by keepers. Despite the species name, only the males are black in colour, as the females turn brown a … Continue reading Black lemur sex revealed…
Our newest ring-tailed lemur has been called Kirk, after keepers discovered he’s a boy! The baby was born in March, just prior to Mothers’ Day and is the 12th offspring to mum, Phoebe and dad, Frank. See if you can spot Kirk in our walkthrough one-acre Lemur Wood the next time you visit, where he’s … Continue reading Kirk’s a cutie!
We’ve discovered our baby rare yellow-breasted capuchin is another boy and has been named Archie. He’s the sixth baby to be born at DZG since we introduced the critically endangered species in 2011 and they’ve all been male! The youngster was born on March 31 to 13 year-old mum, Dinya and nine year-old dad, … Continue reading Introducing Archie!
Little Luna’s now five weeks-old and is growing quickly. She’s doubled in size since her birth and keepers have even spotted her first few teeth! Senior Keeper Sam Grove, said: “Baby tapirs will drink mum’s milk up until they’re approximately four months old, when they’ll start eating solids. “Luna’s feeding from Meena really well and … Continue reading Luna’s got teeth!
We’ve had another mara born and this one is quite unique. The youngster was born to mum, Martha and dad, Lenny on June 9 and staff were surprised to see it’s very pale colouring, instead of the normal brown and grey. Curator Richard Brown said: “We believe the baby has a condition called leucism, which … Continue reading A unique mara!
Our baby Brazilian tapir is now 12 days old and we’ve let dad, Chico, choose the name of his newborn! Ungulate keepers chose a variety of monikers for the female calf, which we added to apples, before letting 14 year-old Chico choose his favourite! Watch what he chose in the video below… The baby was born on … Continue reading We’ve named the baby!
Hello baby! We revealed the newest addition to our endangered Brazilian tapir family in our first ever Facebook Live yesterday afternoon and if you missed it, you can catch up here… Posted by Dudley Zoo on Friday, 2 June 2017 Mum, Meena, gave birth to the female youngster on Sunday following a 13 month-long pregnancy, … Continue reading A baby tapir!