Conservation

Putting the planet first

It’s Global Recycling Day and we’re thrilled you’re helping us put the planet first by using our new bins. The colour-coded recycling centres were installed across the 40-acre site last summer encouraging visitors to recycle plastic bottles and aluminium cans and they’ve proved to be a huge success. Conservation Officer Chris Leeson, said: “We’re really Continue reading Putting the planet first

Helping hands for feathered friends

We’re hoping to give a helping hand to our native feathered friends ahead of the forthcoming breeding season. Coinciding with National Nest Box Week we’re installing two barn owl boxes by the chimpanzee enclosure as we’ve spotted the birds of prey flying around the lower part of the 40-acre zoo. DZG Conservation Officer Chris Leeson Continue reading Helping hands for feathered friends

Halfway there!

We’re halfway to achieving our £800,000 target to build a new orangutan enclosure – but still need your help! Less than two years after launching our ambitious appeal to build a separate outdoor environment for our four critically endangered Bornean orangs, we’ve hit the midway milestone reaching £412,041. Zoo Director Derek Grove, said: “This is Continue reading Halfway there!

Night vision camera traps have captured a family of badgers who have made DZG their home. The native black-and-white mammals have moved into an old enclosure on site and trigger motion equipment has filmed a family of six appearing from their underground sett. The footage is great news for our Conservation Officer Chris Leeson, who Continue reading Night-time native visitors

A decade celebrating lemurs

We’re marking Flashback Friday today, but as it’s also Working Naked Day (yes you read that right!) we’re turning back the clock 10 years to when a group of brave zoo keepers bared all in a saucy charity calendar! The daring team shed their uniforms to feature in the 2009 DZG calendar, which raised hundreds Continue reading A decade celebrating lemurs

Cracking bird count

Zoo Manager Matt Lewis notched up a lengthy list of wild birds visiting a feeder near his office during the RSPB’s Big Garden Birdwatch. Matt spent an hour a day last Friday, Saturday and Sunday surveying the bird table in the garden by Harry Hatch’s cottage, where he is based, and recorded 17 species visiting Continue reading Cracking bird count

Talking native species

Native species specialists from animal attractions across the country met at Dudley Zoo to discuss their work with wildlife. A total of 12 delegates, including two officers from The British and Irish Association of Zoos and Aquariums (BIAZA), attended the meeting of the Native Species Steering Group which was hosted by our very own Conservation Continue reading Talking native species

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

Penguin aware

It’s Penguin Awareness Day and here at DZG we’re flippin’ proud of our successful Humboldt breeding programme. With over 74 birds in our walkthrough Penguin Bay we’ve got one of the largest Humboldt colonies and our birds have helped boost penguin collections around the UK, including this little cutie above, who was one of last Continue reading Penguin aware