Well done to Team Leader Nicola Wright, who has been named our Employee of the Month. Nicola was nominated by Zoo Manager, Matt Lewis, for her assistance in covering recent staff absences by stepping back in to help care for our chimpanzees and was awarded a certificate and gift voucher for her efforts. Matt said: … Continue reading Well done, Nicola!
Our Asiatic lions and snow leopards are hitting the weighing scales as part of regular health checks, thanks to the generosity of animal lovers. Following a donation from GMS Group, a security specialist company based in Bromsgrove, we’ve been able to purchase and fit a permanent set of scales for endangered lionesses, Asha and Kyra, … Continue reading Generous animal lovers!
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