Sloth hugs and kisses

Here’s something to brighten the Monday morning blues – sweet sloth hugs and kisses between Flo and baby Button! If you’re visiting us for Love Your Zoo Week, you’ll be able to discover how BIAZA zoos play a significant role in helping ensure the survival of some of the world’s rarest animals through conservation breeding […]

Squawk of approval!

Charlie, our blue and gold macaw, has given her squawk of approval for a stunning limited-edition portrait hand drawn by our talented Trainee Bird Keeper, Sophie Savage-Eccles. Sophie has produced the colourful pencil sketch in aid of our forthcoming fundraising efforts for World Parrot Day on Tuesday, May 31 – a week today! As part […]

World Turtle Day

In celebration of World Turtle Day, here’s smiley Norman, the Giant Asian Pond turtle and our two endangered coahuilan box turtle, who you can find in our Reptile House. The day, which also celebrates tortoises, aims to educate people about the threats they’re facing, including fishing, climate change and plastic pollution and how we can […]

Love DZC!

We’ll be spreading the love this half term, as part of our annual Love Your Zoo Week celebrations. The theme of this year’s campaign, which is organised by the British and Irish Association of Zoos and Aquariums (BIAZA), is Pride and love and throughout half term (May 28 – June 5) there’ll be love-themed activities […]

Chillie’s an inspiration!

Chillie, the Chilean Rose Tarantula checks out a new award-winning children’s book, inspired by DZC’s spiders! Cobweb Capers, has recently won the Young Winner category in the Turtle Sea Books Spring 2021 Contest and we’re grateful to author, Dr Jane McGee, a Psychology teacher at Old Swinford Hospital School, in Stourbridge, who has donated a […]

Conservation Matters: World Chimpanzee Day

It’s World Chimpanzee Day, when we raise awareness of the threats to endangered chimps in the wild. Press play and watch Senior Primate Keeper Harley Hunt as she explains more about the threats they face and introduces us to our seven girls in our latest Conservation Matters. As part of our conservation work we support […]

Conservation role expands!

DZC’s key conservation role in securing the future of the endangered black lemur has just got a little bigger. Here at Dudley, we’ve been managing the European Endangered Species Programme (EEP) for black lemurs for almost two decades, first overseen by Zoo Director Derek Grove before Curator Richard Brown took over the reins in 2015. […]

Rachel completes challenge!

A huge well done to DZC Senior Keeper, Rachel Leek, who successfully completed a 100-mile trek along Hadrian’s Wall to raise money for her favourite primate species – spider monkeys! The Lower Primates keeper spent seven days walking coast to coast along the famous wall beside husband Adam, in aid of Wildtracks, a charity in […]

Thank You Colin!

Our Spider Monkeys have a snazzy newly decorated indoor pad, thanks to the talents of the dad of one our Lower Primates Keepers! Colin Reddall, dad to Jade, donated two days of his time to hand paint the den walls with a tropical rainforest mural, complete with trees, lush greenery and a few hidden animals. […]