Lulu is the lovely new name for our Patagonian mara after we asked people to send in suggestions for the chance to adopt her. Dozens of people entered the e-mail competition to name the newcomer and Keeper Josh Luxton picked out the winning entry from zoo visitor Rebecca Deeley. Mum-of-three Rebecca, from Brierley Hill, said: “It’s … Continue reading Lovely name Lulu!
The wraps are off – today we’re thrilled to reveal the stunning ape artwork being sold in aid of our £800,000 orang enclosure appeal. Just 100 signed limited edition canvasses of our Bornean orangutans Benji, Jorong, Jazz and Sprout have been produced exclusively for DZG from an original drawing donated by award-winning artist David Skidmore. … Continue reading Exclusive ape art goes on sale
We’ve welcomed orang conservationist Sue Sheward MBE to Dudley Zoo to share with her our vision for a new £800,000 enclosure. Sue, from Orangutan Appeal UK, toured the current orang enclosure with Head of Upper Primates Pat Stevens and Conservation Officer Chris Leeson – who was inspired by Sue’s conservation work at the tender age of … Continue reading Ape alliance
We’re so grateful to Shifnal schoolgirls who formed a group called ‘Protectors of Endangered Animals’ to raise funds for Dudley Zoo. The group of seven girls from St Andrew’s CE Primary School in Park Lane, who have all now moved up to Idsall School, raised £110.92 for our conservation work through selling cakes and crafts. … Continue reading Pupil protectors
DZG’s Conservation Officer Chris Leeson is urging people to be wildlife aware this bonfire night before celebrations go off with a bang. He’s asking people to think about hedgehogs, birds and other wildlife in their gardens if they are preparing to celebrate Guy Fawkes night at home. Chris, who looks out for the wildlife across … Continue reading Bonfire night tips
We’re getting ready to celebrate our five lemur species to mark World Lemur Day. There’s a raffle with the chance to win a lemur adoption package, lemur face painting and a name the lemur teddy competition, with all proceeds going to help protect lemurs in the wild. World Lemur Day is celebrated on October 26 … Continue reading Loving lemurs
DZG Curator Richard Brown and Head of Birds Nicola Wright are buzzing with ideas after attending an animal conference in Greece. The EAZA (European Association of Zoos and Aquaria) Annual Conference at Attica Zoo in Athens was attended by 700 zookeepers and animal experts from across Europe. Nicola, a first-time delegate at the EAZA Annual … Continue reading Talking animals in Athens
Today is International Zookeeper Day and we’re going wild for zookeepers around the globe and our very own here at DZG. We have 34 dedicated zookeepers – aged 18 to 51 – who work on a full and part-time basis and love what they do looking after our collection of amazing animals. International Zookeeper Day … Continue reading It’s zookeepers’ day!
A generous artist is creating limited edition canvasses of DZG’s four orangs to raise funds for our £800,000 outdoor enclosure appeal. And we’re pretty sure orang fans will go ape for the exclusive artwork being donated by David Skidmore, which will be a graphite pencil-drawn montage of Benji, Jorong, Jazz and Sprout. David, from Bromsgrove, … Continue reading Artist aiding orangs
Photography students have been zooming in on our animals as part of an annual college competition to design a conservation poster. And this year the Dudley College of Technology students have the expert help of a professional nature photographer who was himself a student on the course nine years ago. Dan Everitt, who took this … Continue reading Zoo-ming in!