Carnivores

Arctic foxes arrive!

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!

Bear plans put in place

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

Fishy kisses for Josh!

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!

Enrichment awareness

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

Scent-sational birthday breakfast!

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!

Death of Inca

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 dinner!

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!

Crazy for Kubwa

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