Bostin’ fittle for Black Country Day!

It’s Black Country Day and DZG’s seven chimps are tucking into some bostin’ homegrown fittle – including some of their favourite paes and taerters!

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Gardener Anthony Gwilt gets ready to give the chimps some paes!

Our gardening team have started growing a selection of greens for girls Mandy, Fanny, Barbie, Malaika, Binti, Mali and Banika, and have handed over peas, broad beans, runner beans, sweetcorn, radishes and lettuce plants for the keepers to continue growing.

Curator Richard Brown, said: “Our animals always enjoy a daily diet of fresh fruit, vegetables, meat and fish, which is sourced by our storeman, but you can’t beat some homegrown produce and the chimps should get some tasty fittle over the next couple of months thanks to the bostin’ green fingered efforts of our gardeners.”

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Elsewhere across the site we’ve got the Black Country flag flying atop Dudley Castle and tonight we’re hosting a Black Country extravaganza in the castle courtyard in the heart of the zoological gardens, which will feature local entertainment, samples of Black Country food, plus a vintage Bean Car which was made in the town.

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And we’ll be live on BBC Midlands Today from 6.30pm so make sure you tune in!