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
When we say our Zoo Keeper for the Day experience gets you close to some of the world’s rarest animals, we mean it – and animal-lover Mark Dunckley can certainly vouch for that! The 46-year-old dad-of-one from Stourbridge has just spent an exhilarating day with our knowledgeable keeping team which saw him come face-to-face with … Continue reading Exhilarating experience
DZG Head of Birds Nicola Wright has attended a flamingo forum on coping with any future outbreak of avian influenza in the UK. The section leader received a certificate after attending the ABWAK (Association of British and Irish Wild Animal Keepers) Flamingo Keepers’ Workshop on bird biosecurity, hosted by ZSL London Zoo on July 26. … Continue reading Flamingo forum
Happy International Owl Awareness Day twit twoo – we had a magical time celebrating and raised £300 for a bird conservation charity. On Thursday, our bird keepers and Presenter Langan Turner transformed into Harry Potter characters to celebrate DZG’s 12 owls, including Grafton the coast horned owl (pictured), and the iconic species all over the … Continue reading Owl in a day’s work!
It’ll be a hoot when Dudley Zoo becomes a hub of witchcraft and wizardry to mark International Owl Awareness Day in true Harry Potter style. This Thursday’s event, based on J.K. Rowling’s hugely popular fantasy fiction series, will focus on the 12 owls we have on site, celebrate the iconic bird species and raise awareness … Continue reading Anyone for Quidditch?
DZG is proud to be part of a stunning new video showcasing Dudley borough’s top tourist attractions and heritage sites. Filmed through the eyes of a curious 10-year-old girl, the two-and-a-half-minute Discover Dudley video takes viewers on a captivating tour to uncover the region’s industrial past, its natural beauty, its skills and innovation and its wealth of … Continue reading Discover Dudley
Our two latest apprentice keepers are settling in well to their on-site training and are wild about the work. Anthony Wingfield, aged 17, and Sophie Savage-Eccles, aged 19, joined us at the start of April as part of an apprenticeship scheme run in conjunction with KEITS Training Services. The programme enables young apprentices to learn … Continue reading Keepers in training
We’ve got baby news in our birds section where a red-crested turaco chick has hatched. Senior Bird Keeper Ben Vanes has just caught up with the little one to put an identification ring on its leg, but we don’t yet know if it is male or female. The chick, born to our breeding pair in … Continue reading Turaco tot
Actors in a stage comedy about fish factory workers p-p-picked up plenty of tips when they came to feed DZG’s penguin colony. The fish-filleting foursome, who are appearing in Ladies’ Day at The Grand Theatre in Wolverhampton, soon got into character when handling sprats to feed our Humboldt penguins and were given some useful hints … Continue reading Fishy fun