Join DZC’s Conservation Officer, Chris, as he provides some fascinating facts about lynx in this week’s mini lesson!
Valentine’s Day is just around the corner and we’ve got the purr-fect gift, which will not only woo your loved one, but also help us raise vital zoo funds too! We’re offering a joint adoption package for our loved-up tigers, Daseep and Joao. The limited edition gold adoption is £60 and includes this gorgeous photo … Continue reading Woo & raise zoo funds too!
We’ve got the purr-fect stocking filler for tiger fans… We’re selling paw prints in aid of our Covid-19 Animal Care Fund, created by our female Sumatran tiger, Daseep. The artwork was produced by the ten-year-old tiger during lockdown, who Big Cat keepers got to walk over a colourful painted surface and onto pieces of plain … Continue reading Purr-fect stocking filler
We’ve got a very excited birthday girl on site today… Hitting double digits and turning 10 calls for a tiger-iffic cake! Happy Birthday to our gorgeous Daseep!
We’ve got a plea to half term visitors to help us provide scent-sational enrichment for our big cats. We’re running low on stocks of herbs and spices, which we use to encourage natural hunting, tracking and foraging behaviours for the likes of our Asiatic lions, Sumatran tigers and Carpathian lynx. Keeper Josh Luxton … Continue reading Herbs and spices help!
There’s a real chill in the air these days, but we’ve got a variety of species on site who love the cold weather. Many of these animals are specially adapted to cope with the freezing temperatures in their natural habitats around the globe. And winter’s a great time at the zoo to come and see … Continue reading Cold loving animals!
Keepers at Dudley Zoo and Castle are busy counting heads as part of the annual animal stocktake. It’s the time of year when zoos throughout the country are legally required to tot up every invertebrate, bird, mammal, reptile and amphibian, but with more than 200 species at the Midlands-based attraction, it’s easier said than done, … Continue reading Counting conundrum!
When big cat keepers needed to distinguish the faeces of our Sumatran tigers, Daseep and Joao, they turned to edible glitter to help! Staff are feeding nine year-old Daseep chunks of meat sprinkled with the colourful cake decoration so they can spot sparkles in her samples. Acting Team Leader, Sam Grove, said: “We’re feeding Daseep … Continue reading Sparkling samples
Sumatran tiger, Joao, had a ball with his new enrichment, which we’ve been able to provide thanks to our generous visitors. The giant purposely-made heavy-duty ball proved an instant hit with our tiger twosome – so a huge THANK YOU to the 22 people who donated to our online crowdfunding appeal. Acting Team Leader Sam … Continue reading Having a ball!
Sumatran tigers, Daseep and Joao, enjoyed some special enrichment as they helped mark International PKU Day. PKU, or Phenylketonuria, is a rare inherited metabolic disorder where people can’t break down protein and is a condition our Senior Keeper Kirsty Thornton was diagnosed with as a baby following the routine heel-prick screening. To help mark … Continue reading Enrichment awareness