Our two Sumatran tigers had a rip-roaring time when they tore apart an enrichment device made by their keeper. Big Cat Keeper Cheyenne Darkins put smelly giraffe bedding around a block of wood and wrapped it in a woven enrichment toy she made from old fire hose. And we caught the big cat couple on … Continue reading A rip-roaring hour
Our striking Sumatran tigress Daseep turns eight today and will have visitors queueing up to wish her a roarsome day. The popular girl, who’s ranked as the second most important female in the genetic species pool, will be lapping up her favourite Marmite treat – which she knows she’ll have all to herself, as male … Continue reading It’s grrr-eat to be eight!
A Telford animal lover who became a DZG Keeper for the Day said the experience was so brilliant she’s recommended it to all her friends. Jodie Mortimer, who shared the experience with her partner Jack Close, said going behind the scenes and getting so close to our animals was magical. She had been given the … Continue reading Highly recommended!
An artist who used DZG’s tigress Daseep as his subject has donated the stunning sketch to a global campaign fighting animal extinction. Award-winning artist David Skidmore produced the impressive pencil drawing from a photo of female Sumatran tiger Daseep and it will soon be going under the hammer in a high-profile auction run by wildlife … Continue reading Daseep’s sketch for survival
A German couple who’ve watched our tigress Daseep blossom since birth came to DZG to deliver gifts and an adorable baby snap. Husband and wife Peter Kronenberger and Katni Heider, who fly into the zoo up to four times a year from their home near Frankfurt Zoo where Daseep was born, brought Marmite for the … Continue reading Gifts from Germany
Keeper Josh Luxton was a popular choice for this month’s Employee of the Month award after receiving multiple nominations. The 24-year-old got great feedback from visitors participating in meet and greet experiences and won praise for helping the media and marketing team promote the zoo. In May, his Facebook Live broadcast to celebrate our young … Continue reading Great work Josh!
Card collectors and youngsters from around the UK have been snapping up two sets of Top Trumps featuring DZG’s awesome animals. Our Safari Shop team have sold our own version, DZG Top Trumps, and the Awesome Animals pack across the UK and as far as Germany. And one fan bought both sets of the classic … Continue reading Snapping up cards
DZG is delighted to announce we’ve been awarded a certificate in recognition of excellent feedback from our visitors. Zoo Director Derek Grove said receiving the TripAdvisor 2018 Certificate of Excellence was a great boost and thanked visitors for their positive comments about our 40-acre attraction. The accolade, which we’ve framed and put up near our … Continue reading Officially excellent
Our big cats have gone crazy for an exclusive perfume which contains some wholly natural ingredients – wee and poo to be precise! The luxury artisan fragrance for men and women, which retails at £128 for a 50ml bottle, contains fossilised excrement and urine from the Cape hyrax – a small, fluffy mammal from Africa. … Continue reading A sweet-smelling sample!
Dudley Zoo is inviting early risers to shadow our keepers and wake up some of the world’s rarest animals. On Sunday September 9, we have an early morning guided tour giving visitors opportunity to see our exotic animals up close and personal. The tour kicks off at 8.45am and allows people to see how we … Continue reading Rise and shine!