We’re delighted a female grey-capped emerald dove is proving a perfect pairing for our male. Bird keepers at DZG are now hoping the successful match could mean the colourful couple go on to breed next year. The male came to us in March from Waddesdon Manor in Buckinghamshire and the female only arrived six weeks … Continue reading A perfect pair
DZG’s generous visitors helped us pull in almost £500 for red panda conservation during celebrations with our popular panda pair. To mark International Red Panda Day (the official day was yesterday) we held some red panda themed games at the start of the month with chance to win a red panda adoption, a cuddly red … Continue reading Panda proceeds
A Telford animal lover who became a DZG Keeper for the Day said the experience was so brilliant she’s recommended it to all her friends. Jodie Mortimer, who shared the experience with her partner Jack Close, said going behind the scenes and getting so close to our animals was magical. She had been given the … Continue reading Highly recommended!
It’s International Primate Day today and here at Dudley Zoo all 17 of our primate species are extremely special. Sadly, four of them are in the world’s top 25 most endangered primates, which is why being part of breeding and conservation programmes is so close to our hearts. The Bornean orangutan, the Sulawesi crested black … Continue reading Happy International Primate Day!
An artist who used DZG’s tigress Daseep as his subject has donated the stunning sketch to a global campaign fighting animal extinction. Award-winning artist David Skidmore produced the impressive pencil drawing from a photo of female Sumatran tiger Daseep and it will soon be going under the hammer in a high-profile auction run by wildlife … Continue reading Daseep’s sketch for survival
Thanks to everyone who hung out with us for our International Orangutan Day celebrations – we pulled in more than £400. The £439.14 total, which will be split equally between conservation charity The Orangutan Appeal UK and our own fund to build a new £800,000 exhibit for our four orangs, was raised through games including … Continue reading Thanks for hanging with us!
Primate paintings produced by DZG chimps to mark the first World Chimpanzee Day have pulled in over £400 to help their wild cousins. Chimp conservation charity The Jane Goodall Institute has just sent us a certificate of achievement to thank our generous visitors for the £430 raised from the sale of canvases and other souvenirs … Continue reading First chimp day funds
Bird lovers should wing their way to DZG this Bank Holiday Monday to get close to our collection of hawks, owls and falcons. For the second year, we’re hosting Raptor Day on Monday August 27 when visitors can find out more about our birds of prey and see them in action during our lunchtime flying … Continue reading A flying visit!
Can you hang like an orang? That’s just one of the fun games we have in store this weekend as we gear up for International Orangutan Day. We’ll be highlighting the threats critically endangered Bornean orangs face in the wild and raising funds for a conservation charity and our own appeal to build a new … Continue reading Hang out with our orangs
It’s Cotton Top Tamarin Day and our cotton tops Katy and Rufus had a ball as we celebrate the critically endangered species. To mark the occasion, keepers filled small hanging baskets with mealworms and hay to encourage the pair to forage for their treats. And the duo, who joined us in May 2017, had a swinging … Continue reading Celebrating cotton tops!