There’s a double dose of joy in our Patagonian mara enclosure following the birth of twins! The two lovely little ones were born to mum Martha and dad Barry on September 2 and are both thriving. Keeper Josh Luxton said: “Mum and dad are doing a fantastic job of looking after the youngsters. The parents … Continue reading Mini maras
Three gecko hatchlings born in DZG’s Reptile House have taken up residence down on the Farm. Two tiny Standing’s day geckos, born on August 7 and 10, and a tokay gecko which hatched on May 7 have just moved into a special hatchling area in the farm barn. Senior Keeper Kirsty Thornton said: “The geckos … Continue reading A trio of hatchlings
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
Primate keepers have discovered our gorgeous lar gibbon baby is a boy and have called him Gary. And our twin ring-tailed lemurs, who were born just four days after Gary, have been given unisex names Sulu and Sarek, as they have not yet been sexed. The lar gibbon and ring-tailed lemurs, which are both classed … Continue reading Gorgeous Gary
Spotting newborn animals at DZG has been made extra easy – even if they are as tiny as our adorable new pygmy marmoset. Circular signs saying ‘Zoo baby here’ have gone up in our Small Primate House after the minute monkey was born on May 1 to mum Pam and dad Hendrix. The little one is … Continue reading Baby spotting
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
DZG is delighted to announce we’ve had our first black and white ruffed lemur birth in 21 years. The gorgeous baby lemur was born a couple of weeks ago but has only just popped out of its nesting box. The young black and white ruffed lemur – which are classed as critically endangered in the … Continue reading Rare baby makes appearance
An egg-ceedingly Happy Easter to all our visitors and amazing animals – especially our latest addition, Windsor the Barbary lamb. The baby Barbary sheep – our first of the year – was born exactly a week ago as Senior Keeper Laura Robbins was cleaning out the paddock. Windsor was named by keepers earlier this week … Continue reading Welcome Windsor!
DZG has bumper baby news on our primates section following the birth of twin ring-tailed lemurs and a tiny lar gibbon. Keepers are delighted by the arrival of the little lemurs and the lar gibbon, which are both classed as endangered in the wild. The baby lar gibbon (pictured above right), born on March 14, … Continue reading Three new babies!
DZG is celebrating the patter of six pairs of tiny feet – after a bat baby boom in our Castle Creatures exhibit. The six baby Egyptian fruit bats are just days old and can been spotted curled up under the wings of their mums. And delighted keepers say we have more bat babies on the … Continue reading Bat baby boom