Chillie, the Chilean Rose Tarantula checks out a new award-winning children’s book, inspired by DZC’s spiders! Cobweb Capers, has recently won the Young Winner category in the Turtle Sea Books Spring 2021 Contest and we’re grateful to author, Dr Jane McGee, a Psychology teacher at Old Swinford Hospital School, in Stourbridge, who has donated a … Continue reading Chillie’s an inspiration!
It’s World Chimpanzee Day, when we raise awareness of the threats to endangered chimps in the wild. Press play and watch Senior Primate Keeper Harley Hunt as she explains more about the threats they face and introduces us to our seven girls in our latest Conservation Matters. As part of our conservation work we support … Continue reading Conservation Matters: World Chimpanzee Day
DZC’s key conservation role in securing the future of the endangered black lemur has just got a little bigger. Here at Dudley, we’ve been managing the European Endangered Species Programme (EEP) for black lemurs for almost two decades, first overseen by Zoo Director Derek Grove before Curator Richard Brown took over the reins in 2015. … Continue reading Conservation role expands!
A huge well done to DZC Senior Keeper, Rachel Leek, who successfully completed a 100-mile trek along Hadrian’s Wall to raise money for her favourite primate species – spider monkeys! The Lower Primates keeper spent seven days walking coast to coast along the famous wall beside husband Adam, in aid of Wildtracks, a charity in … Continue reading Rachel completes challenge!
Our Spider Monkeys have a snazzy newly decorated indoor pad, thanks to the talents of the dad of one our Lower Primates Keepers! Colin Reddall, dad to Jade, donated two days of his time to hand paint the den walls with a tropical rainforest mural, complete with trees, lush greenery and a few hidden animals. … Continue reading Thank You Colin!
Three DZC keepers took centre stage at the BIAZA Mammal Working Group virtual conference. Lower Primates Section Leader Jodie Dryden, Carnivore Keeper Cheyenne Darkins and Trainee Keeper Chloe Riley all submitted pre-recorded presentations, which were broadcast to zoo professionals at BIAZA collections around Britain and Ireland as part of the online three-day conference. Jodie spoke … Continue reading DZC takes centre stage
Our Bactrian camels may be looking a little straggly at the moment, as they begin moulting their thick coat, but this is providing ideal nest lining for some of the site’s native birds! Keepers have spotted a clever carrion crow, amongst other feathered friends, collecting up the shed hair from the paddock floor. This hair … Continue reading Moulting hair provides cosy lining!
This World Binturong Day we’re sharing this cute video of Ellie tucking into her favourite sweetcorn! She loves sweetcorn so much, she even steals it from den mate, Connie, the Asian Palm Civet, when she’s not looking! Find out more about ABConservation, the only organisation in the world entirely dedicated to the study and protection … Continue reading World Binturong Day 2021
DZC’s Conservation Officer, Chris Leeson, is helping us mark World Tapir Day, with some fun facts about one of our most popular animals on site!
Visitors can learn more about our animal species with new virtual talks. As we’re unable to hold on-site keeper talks due to covid restrictions, visitors are able to access the fun and informative talks by scanning QR codes found at animal enclosures around the zoo on their smart phones. We plan to keep adding to … Continue reading Virtual talks