Our arty apes have been busy over the last few days painting colourful canvasses to help us raise money for World Chimpanzee Day – but they’re limited edition, so you’ve got to be quick if want some original artwork on your wall! Tomorrow’s official day (14th July) aims to raise awareness of the threats to … Continue reading Arty apes
It’s a week of welcomes! Say hello to Connie! Connie is an Asian palm civet, who has transferred to DZC from Askham Bryan Wildlife and Conservation Park in York as part of a conservation programme and she forms a brand-new mixed exhibit with fellow Asian species, our two binturongs, Ellie and Elliot. She arrived shortly … Continue reading Introducing Connie!
We’re sending congratulations to Conservation Officer, Chris Leeson, who has been named as our latest Employee of the Month! Zoo bosses presented Chris with a certificate and gift vouchers for his initiative in setting up the zoo’s Justgiving page to help us raise vital funds while we’re closed during the Covid-19 pandemic. Over the last … Continue reading Congrats to Chris!
It’s International Macaque Day when we raise awareness of the critically endangered Sulawesi crested macaque. Their numbers have been slashed by 90 per cent over the last 30 years on their native Indonesian island of Sulawesi, because of extensive habitat loss due to farming and deforestation, as well as the illegal bush meat trade and … Continue reading Marking macaques
We’re excited to reveal a very special statue to help us highlight the plight of Madagascan lemurs. The gigantic steel artwork featuring a ring-tailed lemur leaping from one pole to another, with a baby gripping its back, provides a focal point in our one-acre walkthrough exhibit and is another way for us to engage with … Continue reading Leap of Faith revealed!
It’s Valentine’s Day and we’re showing the love for Madagascan lemurs today as we unveil a 30ft metal statue in their honour! We’re passionate about helping create a better future for these enigmatic creatures and our five species of lemur – ring-tailed, black-and-white ruffed, red ruffed, collared and black – are all amazing ambassadors for … Continue reading Showing the love for lemurs!
We’re saying a huge THANK YOU to everyone who supported our Australia Day efforts and helped us forward a fabulous £5,000 for the bushfire wildlife victims. Through on-site Aussie-themed fundraising games and activities, online donations, sales of nectar pots for our Australian-native rainbow lorikeets and half of all the day’s admission, plus a staff coffee … Continue reading A fabulous £5K!
We’ve pledged to give away another £12,000 to three worthwhile in-situ animal conservation projects this year and who gets the most money is down to you! Visitors who add the voluntary 10 per cent Gift Aid donation to their entrance fee throughout 2020 will be given a token to vote between cotton top tamarins, Asian … Continue reading Who wins? You decide!
Dudley Zoo and Castle is pledging to help the wildlife victims of the Australian bushfires by holding a fundraising event this Australia Day – and we’re inviting you to come and join us. On Sunday 26th January we’ll be raising funds through Australian-themed games and activities in the Discovery Centre and sales of nectar pots … Continue reading Supporting Australia…
Reggie, our Linne’s two-toed sloth, has proved to be the most popular animal at DZC of 2019 – overtaking our usual firm favourite! Since arriving last summer, the four year-old has quickly secured lots of fans and was our most adopted animal over the festive period. DZC Marketing Assistant Louise Curtis said: “Reggie has been … Continue reading Reggie’s number one!