Dudley Zoo

Taïga's out!

Female snow leopard, Taïga, has taken her first steps into the outside enclosure. The one year-old has been off-show since her arrival earlier this month from Beauval ZooParc in France but was given access to the hardstand area this morning, with male, Margaash, separated in the main part of the enclosure. Assistant Curator, Jay Haywood, Continue reading Taïga’s out!

Hallowe'en treats

It’s Hallowe’en and carved pumpkins are going down a treat for DZG’s animals! Many of the site’s animals, large and small will be tucking into hollowed-out pumpkins today as part of seasonal enrichment from keepers. DZG Media and Communications Officer, Rachel Hickman, said: “Following our Hallowe’en events throughout half term we had a lot of Continue reading Hallowe’en treats

Celebrating lemurs!

We’re celebrating some of DZG’s most popular creatures this weekend as part of World Lemur Festival. And we’re using this opportunity to introduce you to Tom and Jerry – our newly-sexed and named ring-tailed boys! The youngsters were born to Phoebe and Frank in April and are proving popular additions to our walkthrough wood. And Continue reading Celebrating lemurs!

DZG's nocturnal activities

When the zoo shuts for the day and the animals are locked away, we’ve captured footage of some of our native wildlife who come out to play! DZG Conservation Officer, Chris Leeson has set up special night vision camera traps in certain areas of the 40-acre site and caught on camera badgers and foxes – Continue reading DZG’s nocturnal activities

Spider-Girl Sarah!

Spiders may be one of the most feared animal species in the world, but for DZG’s Weekend Keeper, Sarah Redding, they’re a life’s passion! Currently the 40 year-old owns 23 tarantulas which she keeps in tanks in her bedroom, including the world’s largest – the Goliath birdeater, called Bridget, who’s the size of a dinner Continue reading Spider-Girl Sarah!

Spooky Sprout's sheet shoutout!

Whooooooo! We’re gearing up for Hallowe’en and all getting into the spooky spirit here at DZG – orangutans included! Our great apes are all playful primates who love making up games with whatever they can get their hands on, so we’re renewing our plea for unwanted pillow cases, duvet covers, clean sheets and towels, which can Continue reading Spooky Sprout’s sheet shoutout!