Half term at Dudley Zoological Gardens is set to be frighteningly good fun for all the family! Running from Saturday October 26 – Sunday November 3, visitors will be able to follow a pumpkin trail around the 40-acre site, for the chance to win an adoption for one of the zoo’s Egyptian fruit bats. There’ll … Continue reading Frighteningly good family fun!
We’re celebrating the birth of another critically endangered primate with the arrival of a tiny yellow-breasted capuchin. The baby was born on September 10 to 16-year-old mum, Dinya and 12-year-old dad, Willow and keepers are delighted! Upper Primates Section Leader, Pat Stevens, said: “Dinya and Willow are very experienced parents and the baby seems to … Continue reading Another rare birth
We had the most exciting discovery during our first ever overnight bat survey as we recorded a rare Lesser horseshoe bat – and we’re the first in the West Midlands to do so! DZG Conservation Officer Chris Leeson joined seven members of The Birmingham and Black Country Bat Group, known as Brumbats, to survey the … Continue reading A rare discovery!
We’ve said goodbye to Kimmy, our juvenile Black lemur, who has transferred to Belgium as part of a European breeding programme. As the European Endangered Species Programme (EEP) studbook holder for the entire European captive population, DZG Curator Richard Brown successfully matched our two year-old female (pictured shortly after her birth in 2017) to a … Continue reading Kimmy moves on
DZG has scooped a prestigious award in recognition of our conservation work with endangered native species. We received a Silver award for our Limestone Bat Project at the BIAZA (British and Irish Association of Zoos and Aquariums), awards, which celebrates outstanding achievements in the zoological world. DZG Conservation Officer Chris Leeson, who heads the project … Continue reading Going batty for award!
An area of DZG will forever bloom in celebration of a remarkable little girl who is amazing medics. We welcomed Maebh Adams and her family on site earlier this summer to scatter wildflowers alongside our Asiatic lion paddock in celebration of Maebh turning 18 months-old – a remarkable feat considering she was given just … Continue reading Blooming in celebration
Nuno our Humboldt penguin chick is easily identifiable in our 70-strong colony as he’s now sporting a striking gold and black flipper band. And the six-month old, who was named after Wolverhampton Wanderers FC manager by a competition winner earlier this year, has now fledged and is available for adoption, just in time for the … Continue reading Nuno’s sporting gold and black!
We’re more than halfway through 2019 and visitors are continuing to vote for which endangered species conservation project they want us to support – with Tasmanian devils currently out in the lead. As part of our commitment to conservation we’ve pledged to donate £12,000 to three hugely worthwhile projects at the end of the year … Continue reading Conservation vote continues
Seeing her beloved geladas in Ethiopia and watching chimpanzees and gorillas at home in the Ugandan rainforests was a dream come true for Senior Primates Keeper Jade Reddall. Our self-confessed crazy gelada girl, Jade, took part in a jam packed 12-day Zoo Keepers tour to Africa, travelling to Uganda, Rwanda and Ethiopia with a group … Continue reading Jade’s African adventures!
As we continue our BIAZA Big Bug Bonanza, we’re buzzing to discover our 40-acre zoological grounds is providing a great habitat for native bees, wasps, butterflies, moths and flies including a rare beetle! A one-day field study carried out on site by Wolverhampton University Masters graduate, Aaron Bhambra, recorded 35 species of insect, including 18 … Continue reading Buzzing at insect find!