Education

Bat chat

Conservation Officer Chris Leeson shared his tales of hanging out with wild bats at a conference for animal experts. Chris gave a 20-minute presentation to staff from UK animal attractions at the BIAZA (British & Irish Association of Zoo & Aquariums) annual conference and AGM on Dudley Zoo’s relationship with The Birmingham & Black Country Continue reading Bat chat

Lovely letters

Presenter Heather John was excited to receive a pile of lovely letters from Oldbury pupils who became African explorers at DZG. Year Two children from St Francis Xavier Primary School wrote thank you letters to Heather saying how much they had enjoyed the African Explorers workshop she gave as part of their visit. During the Continue reading Lovely letters

Students in focus

It was far from a snap decision when DZG Assistant Curator Jay Haywood picked the winners in a college photography competition. Judge Jay had the difficult task of choosing two winners and two-runners up from more than 100 entries submitted by 25 Dudley College of Technology students in the competition to create a striking conservation Continue reading Students in focus

Parrots of the Caribbean

Yo ho ho! It was all hands on deck when DZG bird keepers played the part of ‘Parrots of the Caribbean’ to mark World Parrot Day. The whole team dressed as swashbuckling pirates outside The Round House near the bird aviaries yesterday to celebrate our stunning eight scarlet macaws on the special international day. Head Continue reading Parrots of the Caribbean

Mini beasts

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

Money for macaques

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

Brownies bunk with beasts

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