Birds

Critically endangered pairing

We’re really proud to be in a breeding position for the second rarest bird on the planet, following the arrival of a critically endangered female Asian songbird. The 11 month-old Bali Mynah – one of the world’s most iconic songbird species –  has relocated from Heidelberg Zoo in Germany as part of a European Endangered Continue reading Critically endangered pairing

Funds soar for Asian songbirds in crisis

Just over a year ago, Dudley Zoological Gardens vowed to make a noise about the plight of songbirds stolen from forests in Southeast Asia – and we certainly have! And we’ve been joined by a very special ambassador who is helping us continue to raise awareness and funds for the European Association of Zoos and Continue reading Funds soar for Asian songbirds in crisis

Flying squad stunners!

Three new impressive recruits have joined our birds of prey display team. Buzz the Asian brown wood owl, Hannibal the Eurasian Eagle owl and Attila the Steppe Eagle have transferred from Colchester Zoo. Birds Section Leader Nicola Wright said: “The trio make a fantastic addition to the flying team and we’re very excited to have Continue reading Flying squad stunners!

Birds back to it!

Delta, our hand-reared red-legged seriema, enjoyed exploring the castle courtyard for the first time this year, following his annual moult. The one year-old, along with the rest of our bird of prey team have been off-show since the beginning of December, but with the weather getting warmer, keepers have reintroduced our popular daily bird of Continue reading Birds back to it!

From Madagascar to DZG!

X-Factor 2016 winner Matt Terry came face-to-face with our colony of Humboldt penguins, but it was his puppet co-stars who caught our birds’ attention! The singer, who was joined by some of his fellow cast members of Madagascar the Musical took time out of their tour to visit DZG ahead of their stop-off at Wolverhampton Grand Continue reading From Madagascar to DZG!

Our mums are wishing all you marvellous mums a very happy Mothering Sunday! We have furry, feathered and scaly mums of all shapes and sizes across our 40-acre site, but the one thing they all have in common with your magnificent mum is the special bond they form with their offspring. We’re looking forward to Continue reading Celebrating marvellous mothers!

Nicola flies off with top award!

Congratulations to our Birds Section Leader Nicola Wright who has flown away with this month’s Employee of the Month award. Nicola, who has worked at DZG for 12 years, was given the top title, alongside a certificate and gift vouchers after great feedback from managers and visitors. Zoo Director Derek Grove said: “Nicola’s dedication to Continue reading Nicola flies off with top award!

He's a stunner!

How stunning is our newest feathered friend? He’s a Lilac-breasted roller called Trev! The beautiful bird, who is blue, lilac, white and brown in colour arrived from Birdworld in Hampshire six months ago but has only gone on show to visitors this week in the Triple Aviaries. Section Leader Nicola Wright said: “Lilac-breasted rollers are Continue reading He’s a stunner!

New-look home for owls

Great grey owls Granville and Ursula are settling back into their new-look home – and keepers are hoping renovations will prove successful and help them breed. Keepers temporarily took the two owls off-show last month while renovating the hill aviary, while the team, alongside our maintenance department cut down the enclosure’s dense foliage to allow in Continue reading New-look home for owls