Visitors to the British Mini Day at Himley Hall had plenty of Dudley Zoo’s minis to marvel at – our mini beasts. Our outreach team took a whole host of creepy crawlies to the annual motoring event, allowing visitors to get up close and personal with Madagascan hissing cockroaches and African giant land snails. They … Continue reading Mini beasts
We’re sending more than £250 to a project helping to protect macaques in Indonesia, thanks to generous DZG visitors. The terrific total of £257.40 was raised during International Macaque Week when primate keepers held an awareness event throughout the last Bank Holiday weekend. An information stand was set up in the Castle Courtyard and keepers were on hand … Continue reading Money for macaques
A Kidderminster Brownie pack had a wild time when they bunked down with the beasts at Dudley Zoo. Members of 1st Franche Brownies spent the night in our 11th century Castle undercroft and learned lots about the castle and our animals from Education Assistant Amy Hickman. The next day the girls were up bright and … Continue reading Brownies bunk with beasts
Our latest Employee of the Month, Langan Turner, came to the aid of some visitors who braved a blizzard to get to DZG. The Education Presenter, who gives daily talks, runs school workshops and looks after our small animals in the Discovery Centre, was nominated for the award by several members of the zoo team … Continue reading Langan’s a star!
Visitors can learn more about the many species of bats hanging around DZG as we mark International Bat Appreciation Day. A week today, volunteers from the Birmingham and Black Country Bat Group, known as Brumbats, will join us to talk to visitors about their work helping us monitor the bats found on our 40-acre site. … Continue reading Fly in for bat day!
Ferrets Majik and Jack had a blast when DZG’s Education Team made them an indoor playground to see if they hit it off. Majik, a female or jill, and albino ferret Jack were given boxes, balls, tubes and tunnels to play with so staff could see if they got along and could be put together … Continue reading When Majik met Jack!
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
Learn more about our family of lar gibbons during half term Q&A sessions. Our education staff will be introducing visitors to our family of four lesser apes – dad, Huggy, mum, Meo and their offspring Penny and Indah, during the daily 12pm talk at their enclosure, next to the sealion moat pools. Discover how the … Continue reading Learn about our lar gibbons
We’re celebrating the wonderful world of penguins today as we raise awareness about the fascinating flightless birds. Penguin Awareness Day falls annually on January 20 and shines the spotlight on the popular black and white birds, whose numbers are dwindling day by day. Here at DZG we hold a colony of 80 Humboldts, living in … Continue reading Raising penguin awareness
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