We’re tickled pink about Prince Harry and Meghan’s wedding today – so we’ve named a pair of American flamingos in their honour. To mark the Royal Wedding, Dudley Zoo is flying the union flag atop the 11th century Dudley Castle and we’ve called two of our unnamed pure American flamingos Harry and Meghan. And our … Continue reading Royal flamingos
Dudley Zoo’s new scarlet macaws are settling well into their luxury lodgings and lapping up their five-a-day feasts. The eight vibrant birds arrived at DZG from Cornwall three weeks ago and moved into a large £30,000 home which replaced the 35-year-old group of three parrot aviaries. Head of Birds, Nicola Wright, said the South American … Continue reading Five-a-day feasts
Dudley Zoo is celebrating a bundle of spring babies including a capuchin, a black lemur, a Barbary sheep and two bats. The latest additions to our 1,600-strong collection have all been born within the last 10 days, with the Barbary sheep birth being witnessed by visitors just two days ago. The baby boom kicked off … Continue reading Babies spring up
A former Dudley Zoo keeper who hand-reared our oldest penguin Pingu has sent an adorable snap – just in time for the bird’s 27th birthday today. Ex-employee Lee Butler forwarded a photo of a press cutting from 1991 when he was in the penguin pool with baby Pingu. The popular penguin – one of the … Continue reading It’s your day Pingu!
Eight stunning scarlet macaws have winged their way to DZG and moved into our impressive, newly-built aviary. The £30,000 development has given our new colourful residents plenty of space – more than 50 per cent extra room than the previous building. We were granted planning permission to demolish three parrot aviaries and replace them with … Continue reading Macaws move in
Huge thanks to Homebase Oldbury who donated a van load of plants to us for our Songbird Crisis campaign. The selection of greenery has been used to make a wonderful display in our Rainforest Room to raise awareness of the plight of Asian songbirds, many who are stolen and sold as pets or entered into … Continue reading Huge thanks Homebase
It looked snow beautiful at DZG as some of our animals explored the white stuff. Despite being closed to visitors yesterday because of the wintry weather, our otters and red pandas in particular were having a ball. Senior Primate Keeper Jodie Dryden caught some of the recent snowy scenes on camera and made this wonderful … Continue reading Snow beautiful!
DZG has taken delivery of its own collection of colourful songbirds to help in an international crisis – but these are the soft and cuddly kind! Our Safari Shop is selling a selection of plush birds which make an authentic bird call – and for each one sold, £1 will be added to our Songbird … Continue reading Birds going cheep!
Dudley Zoo has added its voice to a global conservation campaign to save millions of Asian songbirds from extinction. We’re backing the two-year European Association of Zoos and Aquaria (EAZA) Conservation campaign ‘Silent Forest, Asian Songbird Crisis’ to make noise about the plight of Asian songbirds taken from forests in Southeast Asia and raise money … Continue reading Saving Asia’s songbirds
We’re bidding a fond farewell to some of our animals as they leave us to take part in breeding programmes at other zoos. Our pair of porcupines, two male parma wallabies and 10 Humboldt penguins have made a move to other collections in the UK. And our family of yellow mongoose is leaving us this … Continue reading Fond farewells