It’s the last few hours of 2017 and DZG’s 80th anniversary year. A huge Thank You to everyone who has supported us throughout the last 12 months and helped us celebrate the zoo’s past, present and future. Zoo Director Derek Grove, said: “DZG has seen so many changes over the last eight decades and we … Continue reading 80th year draws to a close
Visitors have helped us raise more than £1,500 for in-situ conservation projects throughout the year by purchasing pots of nectar to feed our rainbow lorikeets. Here at DZG we’re proud to lend our support to important animal campaigns and raise funds for vital awareness projects, including events such as World Camel Day, World Lion Day, … Continue reading Feed raises funds
If you’re looking for a unique Christmas gift for an animal lover, then why not consider a DZG Keeper for a Day and help us raise funds for our new orangutan enclosure. All purchases of adult and little zoo keeper experiences are going towards our £800,000 fundraising appeal to build a new outdoor enclosure for … Continue reading Keeper days raise orang funds
We’ve welcomed a new Head of Education to DZG, who’s set to help us spread our important conservation work. Phil Turner, from Milton Keynes, has joined the team from West Midlands Safari Park and is looking forward to introducing lots of new exciting elements to the Discovery Centre. The 34 year-old former zoo keeper, who … Continue reading A new head of education
Christmas is getting closer and our new adopt in a box packages will make the perfect present for animal lovers of all ages. For just £20, visitors can pick the adoption boxes straight off the Safari Shop shelf and with 11 different animal species to choose from there’s plenty of choice. From lions to lemurs, red pandas … Continue reading Adopt in a box!
There’s a new animal arrival on site, although this one won’t need our keepers to feed or water it! We’re delighted to have secured our colourful sponsored bear from The Big Sleuth while helping raise funds for Birmingham Children’s Hospital, which has taken up residence opposite the Bear Ravine, outside Lorikeet Lookout. The full-sized sun … Continue reading New animal arrival!
We’re delving back in to the DZG archive again today and look back to the early 1970’s when three Dudley Zoo keepers spent three months in the Falkland Islands to bring back 90 gentoo and rockhopper penguins and 12 elephant seals. The staff had to spend a few weeks on the island as they waited for the boat … Continue reading Throwback Thursday
Can you help us name our meerkats or flamingos? We’ve discovered 18 of our Chilean flamingos and 13 meerkats don’t have official names on their zoo record, only identification numbers and we want to try and rectify that before Christmas with unique adoptions! Marketing Manager, Andrea Hales, said: “Every animal on site has a permanent … Continue reading Name our animals!
We’re wishing our oldest and much-loved Bornean orangutan, Benji, a very happy 40th birthday today! Keepers surprised the birthday boy with a piñata for his big day, which he discovered hanging from his outdoor climbing frame this morning, filled with tasty treats to enjoy. He’s had a busy weekend celebrating his milestone with hundreds of visitors, … Continue reading Benji’s 40!
The first of our owl and kestrel nesting boxes have arrived on site – and it’s all thanks to the generous visitors to our August Bank Holiday Raptor Day celebrations. During the summer holiday fundraiser, where you helped us raise a whopping £869.95, bird keepers spoke to visitors about the plight of British birds of … Continue reading Homes for native raptors