DZG’s Chris Leeson has clinched our employee of the month title for his animal campaign work and helping run our stores. The 26-year-old Conservation Officer, who has been at the zoo for four years, was nominated by several members of the management team and a keeper on our birds section. As well as raising awareness … Continue reading Cracking job Chris!
Dudley Zoo has enjoyed its busiest Bank Holiday weekend for decades, with more than 12,000 visitors over the three days. The glorious sunshine drew bumper crowds to our 40-acre site, including more than 200 zoo supporters who donned fancy dress to take part in our annual fundraising Walk on the Wild Side on Saturday. Across … Continue reading Bumper Bank Holiday
Two lucky couples were all smiles after winning the terrific prize of tickling our tapirs during DZG’s World Tapir Day event. The chance to get cuddles with our Brazilan tapir family Chico, Meena and Luna was up for grabs in a raffle during our two-day tapir themed celebrations last weekend. On Saturday Lauren Crowe and … Continue reading All smiles
It’s International Macaque Week and DZG is raising awareness and funds for critically endangered cousins of our six macaques. Hot on the heels of International Macaque Day in March, this time there’s a whole week to celebrate the species and help promote the amazing work of Selamatkan Yaki – a project working with Sulawesi crested … Continue reading It’s all about macaques
With just three days left to sign up for this year’s Walk on the Wild Side at Dudley Zoo, last-minute entrants better shake a leg! Our annual sponsored walk takes place this Saturday so there’s just time to dig out a fancy dress costume and add your support before we close our online entry system … Continue reading Shake a leg!
Today is World Tapir Day and this weekend DZG will be giving two lucky raffle winners chance to tickle our tapirs. Our whole weekend will be tapir themed including special tapir talks about the endangered species and the threats they face in the wild. There will also be a tapir fact trail, name the tapir … Continue reading Talking tapirs
A former Dudley Zoo keeper who hand-reared our oldest penguin Pingu has sent an adorable snap – just in time for the bird’s 27th birthday today. Ex-employee Lee Butler forwarded a photo of a press cutting from 1991 when he was in the penguin pool with baby Pingu. The popular penguin – one of the … Continue reading It’s your day Pingu!
Our Outreach team have a new red-haired recruit who’ll accompany them on their trips to shows and festivals. Pongo the orang is the new mini mascot who will join our Outreach Co-ordinator Sally Skinner (pictured) and her team at various events across the Midlands. The team takes a host of creepy crawlies and cuddly creatures … Continue reading Where’s Pongo?
It’s Earth Day and here at DZG we’re always looking at ways of doing things that don’t cost the earth! As the international awareness day celebrates the planet and focuses on the environmental issues it faces, our animals got to grips with paper planets of their own. Senior Keeper Stacey Evans and her daughter Lilly … Continue reading Happy Earth Day!
Anyone wanting to become a DZG member will bag more than they bargained for as we’re adding extra benefits to the popular scheme. As well as unlimited access to the Zoo for a year and discounts in the shop, we’re offering people reduced price parties and animal experiences and various DZG gifts in a lovely … Continue reading Bag more benefits