Birds

The zoo might be silent of excited visitor chatter, but there’s still plenty of animal sounds to hear each day. And our 70-strong Humboldt penguin colony are certainly one of the noisiest species on site!   Penguins communicate by vocalising, with Humboldts making three different call sounds.   The birds have specialised throat structures which Continue reading Penguins calling

Congrats Kriss!

A little bird’s told us Senior Keeper Kriss Pearson has been awarded our Employee of the Month! The bird keeper, who this month marks his 10th year working at DZC, was awarded a certificate and gift vouchers and commended by the management team for his work helping the Media and Marketing Department. Marketing Manager Andrea Continue reading Congrats Kriss!

Counting conundrum!

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!

Trick or treat...

We’ve got a special treat for you this Halloween – meet Maximus, our really scary six week-old Burrowing Owl! Bird Keepers stepped in to rescue the chick at two weeks-old after finding him in a flooded burrow following recent heavy rainfall. Birds Section Leader Nicola Wright, said: “The chick was being parent reared, but they’d Continue reading Trick or treat…

Singing from the rooftops!

We’re singing from the rooftops in thanks to YOU for helping us achieve a silver award for contributing more than €3,000 to save Asian songbirds from extinction. For the last two years we’ve been raising funds and awareness for the European Association of Zoos and Aquaria (EAZA) conservation campaign ‘Silent Forest, Asian Songbird Crisis’, which Continue reading Singing from the rooftops!