We’re really excited to announce the arrival of four Arctic foxes – a species we haven’t held at DZG for at least three decades. Keepers collected the four five-month-old brothers from Highland Wildlife Park in Scotland earlier this week. And the brothers, who’ve been named after the Peaky Blinders’ Shelby brothers – Tommy, Arthur, John … Continue reading Arctic foxes arrive!
Further plans have been put in motion to bring brown bears back to DZG following a visit to a four-day international zoo event. DZG Curator Richard Brown and Birds Section Leader Nicola Wright joined more than 900 conservationists at Bioparc Valencia in Spain for the EAZA (European Association of Zoos and Aquaria) Annual Conference. The … Continue reading Bear plans put in place
Patagonian sealion Oba helped us congratulate our latest Employee of the Month, Keeper Josh Luxton, with a great big smacker on his cheek! Josh, a popular choice for this month’s accolade, was presented with a certificate and gift vouchers for his enthusiasm and willingness in helping the media and marketing team promote the zoo’s work. … Continue reading Fishy kisses for Josh!
Thirty-eight-year-old Asiatic black bear, Inca, was an incredible ambassador to her species. At the time of her death earlier this year, Inca was the titleholder of the oldest known moon bear in Europe, having outlived the typical life expectancy of her kind by more than a decade. And she’s continuing to do remarkable things for … Continue reading An incredible ambassador
Sumatran tigers, Daseep and Joao, enjoyed some special enrichment as they helped mark International PKU Day. PKU, or Phenylketonuria, is a rare inherited metabolic disorder where people can’t break down protein and is a condition our Senior Keeper Kirsty Thornton was diagnosed with as a baby following the routine heel-prick screening. To help mark … Continue reading Enrichment awareness
A scent-sational birthday breakfast was served up to our handsome seven year-old Sumatran tiger Joao this morning. To celebrate his big day, keepers used some heart-shaped hose reel enrichment, which they’d left in used giraffe bedding overnight and stuffed it full of his favourite meaty chunks before hanging it from the outdoor climbing frame for … Continue reading Scent-sational birthday breakfast!
It is with great sadness we announce the loss of our beloved Inca, the Asiatic black bear. Inca passed away last night at the grand age of 38, holding the title of the oldest known moon bear in Europe. Curator Richard Brown said: “Inca was very special to DZG and had outlived the typical life … Continue reading Death of Inca
Chicken is a dinner staple in many human and animal diets, including our binturongs Ellie and Elliot, who keepers have discovered prefer their poultry cooked! And to ensure the pair always have their portions to their liking, staff have installed a table top hob in the section kitchen to boil the chicken for two-year-old Elliot and … Continue reading Chicken dinner!
Our three Carpathian lynx didn’t waste any time getting stuck into their latest enrichment activity. Keepers put Daisy, Dave and Dakota to the test by tying up meaty bones to the climbing frame of the indoor enclosure for the big cat trio to discover. Senior Keeper Sam Grove, said: “By hanging … Continue reading Bone appetit!
When it comes to people’s favourites at Dudley Zoo, majestic male giraffe Kubwa is right up there! The 18ft-tall creature received the most adoptions last year – with 64 giraffe lovers taking out a year-long adoption pack for the handsome 18-year-old. Popular penguin Dippy was also in demand in 2018, with 49 people picking him … Continue reading Crazy for Kubwa