Conservation

Great ape fundraiser

We’re delighted to reveal our Ape Awareness Day pulled in more than £500 to help great apes in the wild and our own at Dudley Zoo. Half the £529.34 raised came from generous zoo supporters who bought key fobs of ape paintings created by four of our chimps. Visitors also took part in raffles to Continue reading Great ape fundraiser

Ape artists!

We’re going ape for the amazing artwork our chimps have painted to mark DZG’s Ape Awareness Day today. Brushstokes by Banika and Binti and masterpieces by Mali and Mandy have been printed and made into key rings to create unusual souvenirs which are being sold in aid of an ape conservation charity. The key fobs, Continue reading Ape artists!

Planet-saving sweets!

DZG’s Safari Shop today joined a sweet maker’s war on single-use packaging by becoming one of the first UK retailers to stock treats in compostable bags. In partnership with Calico Cottage’s new brand, The Cambridge Confectionery Company, the zoo will be stocking sweets wrapped in compostable bags which break down and disappear in soil in Continue reading Planet-saving sweets!

Choose eggs-tra carefully!

DZG is urging people to think eggs-tra carefully when buying sweet treats this Easter and say no to palm oil. Concerned keepers at Dudley Zoo say many chocolate eggs contain unsustainable palm oil which devastates the habitats of wild cousins of our two Sumatran tigers and four Bornean orangs. They say we should check the ingredients labels Continue reading Choose eggs-tra carefully!

Happy macaque day!

Today is International Macaque Day – and we’re marking the occasion by pledging to help save macaques in the wild over the next five years. As part of DZG’s ongoing conservation work, we’ve committed to support Selamatkan Yaki, a project working out in Indonesia to protect the critically endangered Sulawesi crested black macaque. We’re backing Continue reading Happy macaque day!

Saving Asia’s songbirds

Dudley Zoo has added its voice to a global conservation campaign to save millions of Asian songbirds from extinction. We’re backing the two-year European Association of Zoos and Aquaria (EAZA) Conservation campaign ‘Silent Forest, Asian Songbird Crisis’ to make noise about the plight of Asian songbirds taken from forests in Southeast Asia and raise money Continue reading Saving Asia’s songbirds

Close encounters

Half-term visitors got up close and personal with some of our creepy crawlies as we started spreading the word about our support for a global conservation project. ABOVE: Nine-year-old Caleb Corbett and his brother Brecken, aged 11, from Telford, were introduced to some our creepy crawlies by Conservation Officer Chris Leeson. Youngsters got to handle Continue reading Close encounters