Allergy awareness

It’s Allergy Awareness Week and here at DZC we’re committed to raising awareness about life-threatening children’s food allergies. Inspired by the young son of two of our Zoo Keepers, we designed and installed signage around the children’s play areas across the 40-acre site asking visitors to: Eat away from children’s play areas. Dispose of their […]

DZC receives trio of top awards!

We’re thrilled to announce we’ve scooped a gold and two silver honours in the prestigious British and Irish Association of Zoos and Aquarium (BIAZA) Awards, which celebrate excellence in the industry. We were awarded gold in the Diversity and Inclusion category for spearheading a campaign for allergy awareness following the installation of a number of […]

Red panda renovations

A zoo collection should be ever improving and we’ve been busy over the last few months renovating a number of animal enclosures. And our new red panda pair, Ember and Carko, are already making themselves at home in their fabulous new-look exhibit. Our in-house Development Team have transformed the hillside enclosure opposite the giraffe paddock, […]

Zoonique day out!

This half term, come and discover what makes DZC a ‘Zoonique’ day out, as we celebrate Love Your Zoo Week! We’re joining the British and Irish Association of Zoos and Aquariums (BIAZA) annual campaign throughout the school holidays (May 27 – June 4), which aims to highlight the fantastic conservation, education and research zoos carry […]

Surveying success!

We kicked off our summer-long native species surveying in style as DZC came top for the number of observations out of all participating BIAZA collections during the recent City Nature Challenge!   During the four-day campaign, our team’s surveying also helped the Birmingham and Black Country area come first in the UK, with wildlife observations […]

Help us survey nature!

We’re encouraging visitors to help us document nature during a summer-long BioBlitz, which we’re kicking off this weekend with the 2023 City Nature Challenge. Alongside other collections around the UK, we’ve signed up to BIAZA’s Spotted on Site campaign, to record native flora and fauna which call the 40-acre zoo their home. And we’re asking […]

Jasper inspires new signage

Dudley Zoo and Castle is leading the way in raising awareness about life-threatening children’s food allergies with new signage around site, inspired by the young son of two of its Zoo Keepers. Three-year-old Jasper Grove, son of Lower Primates Section Leader, Jodie Dryden and Carnivore Section Leader, Sam Grove, has ten of the top 14 […]

A trio of awards

Staff at Dudley Zoo and Castle are celebrating after scooping a hat-trick of honours for outstanding achievements in the zoological world. The charity received three bronze awards at the British and Irish Association of Zoos and Aquarium (BIAZA) Awards. The zoo’s Southern cassowary enclosure, which was designed by its bird keeping staff, was awarded bronze […]

Spotted on Site

DZC doesn’t just care for the big exotic animals, we’re also a marvellous home to a vast array of native species. And if you’re planning on visiting the zoo during the holidays, we need your help to record them! As part of the BIAZA’s new campaign, Spotted on Site, we’re encouraging visitors to download the […]