Renovation work continues

Renovation work has continued in earnest at Dudley Zoo and Castle, with a bush dog enclosure transformed ahead of the arrival of a new breeding pair. Twenké and Dora arrived within days of each other mid November, with one-year-old male, Twenké, joining the Midlands attraction from Thoiry ZooSafari in France, while five-year-old female, Dora, was sent […]

New arrivals

Dudley Zoo and Castle is bursting with pride after welcoming a new male Asiatic lion. Keshari transferred from Edinburgh Zoo at the end of July and celebrated his fourth birthday shortly after arriving at the Midlands attraction. Zoo Manager, Matt Lewis, said: “Keshari has settled into his new home, alongside our female lioness, Asha, very […]

Ever improving

A zoo collection should be ever improving and over the last few months, Dudley Zoo and Castle has been busy renovating a number of animal enclosures. A new-look red panda exhibit was completed in time for the arrival of male red panda, Carko, who arrived at DZC from Sweden as part of a European Endangered […]

Statue highlights orang plight

Dudley Zoo and Castle has revealed a thought-provoking new statue to help highlight the plight of the critically endangered Bornean orangutan. The Midlands attraction joined forces with local sculptor, Luke Perry, to create the large-scale steel artwork as part of its engaging visitor interpretation around its new outdoor orangutan enclosure, which is home to six […]

Supporting conservation

Visitors to Dudley Zoo and Castle this year have been helping support all creatures great and small across the globe! Throughout the last 12 months, the charity has held ten animal awareness events on site, raising more than £4,200 for in-situ animal conservation projects worldwide. These pop-up drives have not only allowed staff the opportunity […]

A 2022 baby boom!

There has been something of a baby boom at Dudley Zoo and Castle (DZC) this year, with many of the new arrivals being firsts in the zoo’s 85-year history.   Recent births over the last few weeks have included two critically endangered Bornean orangutan boys and a baby binturong. Detailed matchmaking goes into pairing animals […]

DZC unveils £500K orang enclosure

There were celebrations as Dudley Zoo and Castle (DZC) staff watched its four critically endangered Bornean orangutans exploring their brand new £500,000 outdoor enclosure for the very first time. After a year-long build at the Midlands attraction, staff report Djimat, Jazz, Sprout and Benji, have been making great use of the additional 1,300 square metre […]

Celebrating 85 years!

2022 is gearing up to be an exciting year for Dudley Zoo and Castle as it celebrates its 85th anniversary! Anniversary celebrations were kickstarted at the start of the year with the birth of a rare baby giant anteater, the first in DZC’s eight decades! The tiny baby, whose birth surprised keepers back in January, […]