Today is Penguin Awareness Day, when we highlight the popular black and white bird. Sit back and enjoy another mini lesson with Conservation Officer, Chris Leeson, as he teaches us all about Humboldts… If you’d like us to cover something for an upcoming school topic, then let us know!
Are your children studying Iceworlds? Need some fun facts on a polar habitat animal? Then sit back and listen to a mini lesson on Arctic foxes!
The zoo might be silent of excited visitor chatter, but there’s still plenty of animal sounds to hear each day. And our 70-strong Humboldt penguin colony are certainly one of the noisiest species on site! Penguins communicate by vocalising, with Humboldts making three different call sounds. The birds have specialised throat structures which … Continue reading Penguins calling
Calling all arts and crafts fans – we’ve extended the deadline for our Virtual Castle 950th Anniversary Exhibition to include the summer holidays – so there’s plenty of time left to submit your Dudley Castle artwork for the chance to win a family ticket to visit us! As part of our celebrations, we’re asking … Continue reading Castle exhibition deadline extended
There’s a gold star for Presenter Kate Barnes, who’s been named as our latest employee of the month! Kate’s only been in the education role for a few months having been a familiar face in our Customer Services team, but has already shot to the top of the class following great feedback from recent school … Continue reading Gold star for Kate!
There’s a real chill in the air these days, but we’ve got a variety of species on site who love the cold weather. Many of these animals are specially adapted to cope with the freezing temperatures in their natural habitats around the globe. And winter’s a great time at the zoo to come and see … Continue reading Cold loving animals!
DZG’s Head of Education Phil Turner is inviting schools to fill his classroom this year! We’ve launched our new 2019/2020 educational programme with a diverse range of fun and interactive sessions for children in early years up to post 16, which include a host of props, artefacts, costumes and an animal or two! All our … Continue reading Help Phil fill his seats!
Once upon a time at DZG a mob of meerkats snuggled up to listen to their keeper read all about their wild cousins in the Kalahari Desert. We’re marking World Book Day today with the help of ‘Meerkat Mail’ – a children’s book which is proving popular with our young school visitors. Marketing Assistant Louise … Continue reading Once upon a time…
DZG has vowed to fight plastic waste and back a UK campaign to highlight the damage it wreaks on our oceans and wider environment. We’re supporting efforts from the British and Irish Association of Zoos and Aquariums (BIAZA) to get its members and their visitors to reduce levels of plastic being used on site. Already our … Continue reading Plastics pledge
Dudley Zoo was delighted to welcome 50 primate keepers from across Europe for the first ever macaque species workshop. The successful BIAZA (British and Irish Association of Zoos and Aquariums) Macaque Workshop was led by our Senior Primate Keeper Jodie Dryden with the help of her Lower Primate colleagues. Jodie, also Co-Chair of the BIAZA … Continue reading Macaque matters