Conservation

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

Conservation donation

Dudley Zoo has pledged to donate £12,000 to help protect three highly endangered and obscure species. We’re looking to support projects to conserve the Tasmanian devil, the helmeted hornbill and the pangolin – but which programme gets most of the money is up to you! Throughout 2019, all visitors adding the ten per cent voluntary Continue reading Conservation donation

Family members!

It’s fair to say Dudley Zoo has a special place in the hearts of one Coseley family – they hold 10 memberships between them. Members Wendy Gray, her three sons David, Gary and Ricky, two daughter-in-laws Stacey and Natalie and her four grandchildren, Jessica, Alex, Archie and Erica, all visit regularly – just as Wendy Continue reading Family members!

Warm support from Iceland

Warm-hearted Dudley staff from frozen food giant Iceland have pledged to support DZG’s orangs and our new enclosure appeal. The team from Iceland in the Churchill Shopping Centre has committed to helping the zoo’s orangs as an extension of the eco-friendly chain’s national campaign to save critically-endangered orangs in the wild. For the next year, Continue reading Warm support from Iceland

Money-spinning masterpieces

An artist aiding DZG’s orang appeal has helped fight animal extinction after his drawing of our tigress went under the hammer. Award-winning David Skidmore, who sketched our Sumatran tigress Daseep earlier in the year, was one of 400 artists and celebrities who donated original art to Explorers against Extinction’s Sketch for Survival auction. The tiger Continue reading Money-spinning masterpieces

Five feathered friends

We’ve boosted our bird numbers following the arrival of five northern bald ibis to Dudley Zoo. Three newcomers, also called Hermit ibis or Waldrapp ibis, came from Birdworld in Farnham, Surrey, and the other two from Amersfoort Zoo in The Netherlands. They’ve joined the other ibis we already have on show at Dudley and have Continue reading Five feathered friends

Tecton tour

Architects given a behind-the-scenes look at some of the zoo’s curvy concrete structures were fascinated by the iconic designs. Director Terry Plant and staff from The Design Büro in Leamington Spa were given a tour of some of the 12 Tecton buildings by Zoo Director Derek Grove. DZG has the world’s largest single collection of Continue reading Tecton tour

Plastics pledge

DZG has vowed to fight plastic waste and back a UK campaign to highlight the damage it wreaks on our oceans and wider environment. We’re supporting efforts from the British and Irish Association of Zoos and Aquariums (BIAZA) to get its members and their visitors to reduce levels of plastic being used on site. Already our Continue reading Plastics pledge

P-p-pick up a present!

Penguins may top the list in the popularity stakes but there’s plenty to p-p-pick from if you’re after an animal adoption as a great gift. Each year the black and white birds tend to be the most adopted creatures in the zoo but this year newcomers binturongs Ellie and Elliot, naked mole rat Fupi and Continue reading P-p-pick up a present!

Macaque matters

Dudley Zoo was delighted to welcome 50 primate keepers from across Europe for the first ever macaque species workshop. The successful BIAZA (British and Irish Association of Zoos and Aquariums) Macaque Workshop was led by our Senior Primate Keeper Jodie Dryden with the help of her Lower Primate colleagues. Jodie, also Co-Chair of the BIAZA Continue reading Macaque matters