Getting set for a fa-boo-lous half term!

We’re all set for a fa-boo-lous half term! From today, we’re inviting visitors to discover more about some of the creepy critters at the zoo as our Education Team delve into the world of animal myths and legends. View some brilliant and bizarre animal biofacts, skulls and skeletons in the Discovery Centre, where visitors can […]

Rare turtles missing!

Two extremely rare Coahuilan Box Turtles have been stolen from Dudley Zoo and Castle.  Keepers discovered the two males missing from their exhibit in the attraction’s Reptile House on Saturday morning (July 1). A Dudley Zoo and Castle spokesperson, said: “We believe this to be a targeted theft as we’re the only zoo collection in […]

Sad news about Kyra

It is with much sadness that we share the news of the death of DZC’s beautiful Asiatic lioness, Kyra.   Due to age-related declining health over recent weeks and following consultations with the zoo’s veterinary team, the kindest decision was made to put the 17-year-old to sleep.   Her dedicated keepers are understandably devastated by […]

Set those alarm clocks!

Set your alarm clocks and come and help us wake up some of the world’s rarest animals! We’re bringing back our popular Wake up the Zoo experience, featuring an early morning guided tour, which gives guests the chance to go behind the scenes and seeing what goes on during the daily morning routines! Taking place […]

Tecton talk and tour

DZC’s iconic Tectons were once again under the spotlight as we welcomed building conservation and repair professionals on site. The 30-strong group of conservation architects, building surveyors and structural engineers from Historic England and English Heritage Trust took part in a technical study day at the end of last year, which featured presentations and talks […]

Adorable Ember!

New arrival, Ember, the red panda, has topped the list of DZC’s most adopted animal of 2022! The one year-old only joined us back in May last year, but has already amassed a legion of fans, resulting in her knocking both of our Linne’s two-toed sloths off the top spot over the festive season!   […]

Thought-provoking statue unveiled

We’ve revealed a thought-provoking new statue to help highlight the plight of the critically endangered Bornean orangutan. We’ve once again joined forces with local sculptor, Luke Perry, to create the large-scale steel artwork as part of our engaging visitor interpretation around the new outdoor orangutan enclosure. Zoo Director, Derek Grove said: “As part of our […]

Secret Santa

It’s beginning to look like Christmas at DZC as our wonderful animals and keepers have been sent a fabulous early treat! We’ve once again taken part in the #biazasecretsanta2022, organised by BIAZA to spread a little festive cheer between collections across the country. A huge Thank You to New Forest Wildlife Park in Southampton for […]

Congratulations Jack!

Congratulations to Head of Education and Conservation, Jack Williams, who has been chosen as our latest Employee of the Month! Jack was nominated by Curator Richard Brown, for developing an online staff resource database for DZC staff. Zoo Manager Matt Lewis said: “The shared digital drive developed and set up by Jack contains a library […]