Happy New Year from everyone at DUDLEY ZOO AND CASTLE. 2020 heralds a new era for the zoo as we officially rebrand and return to the name we last used almost two decades ago. Zoo Director Derek Grove said: “This year marks the 950th anniversary of the building of a motte and bailey castle in … Continue reading New year, new name
Senior Keeper Stacey Evans proved to be the flower of the flock when she was named our latest Employee of the Month. The Lower Primates keeper was nominated by Zoo Manager, Matt Lewis, for her help in the recent move of our bachelor gelada group to Riga Zoo in Latvia as part of an international … Continue reading Stacey’s the flower of the flock!
Congratulations to Customer Services Team Member, Kirsty Beckett, who’s our latest employee of the month! Kirsty, who has worked at DZG for the past nine years was awarded a certificate and gift vouchers for providing continual great customer services to our visitors. Marketing Manager Andrea Hales said: “Kirsty is a popular host for our birthday … Continue reading Well done Kirsty!
We had a wonderful time welcoming families to DZG during our special Dream Night held especially for chronically ill and disabled youngsters. We extended a VIP invitation to local children in the care of hospices, hospitals and charities and their families and more than 350 people dodged the rain showers to join us on site for … Continue reading What a Dream Night!
There was a nice surprise in store for DZG Safari Shop worker Jo Smith when she bagged the Employee of the Month title. The Customer Services Team Member netted the honour, a certificate and gift vouchers in recognition of her excellent customer service skills and for coming into work at short notice when needed. The … Continue reading Great job Jo!
Everyone at Dudley Zoo is on board in wishing our visitors and supporters a very Happy New Year. Zoo Director Derek Grove said he was looking forward to announcing DZG’s plans for 2019, which involve enhancing facilities for youngsters and adding to our animal collection, to further boost the experience for visitors. He said: “All … Continue reading All aboard for 2019!
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
Congrats to Finance Manager Jon Ashfield who has grown both an impressive moustache and funds for men’s health issues. Now we’re into a new month, the tash has been shaved off after the 46-year-old sported a moustache throughout November and topped his £50 target in support of the Movember movement. Jon, who has worked at … Continue reading Top tash Jon!
Zoo Director Derek Grove has clinched an award in recognition of his 36 years of dedication to Dudley Zoo, its staff and its animals. The 55-year-old father-of-three was named as the Lifetime Achievement Award winner at the Forging a Future For All Awards ceremony at the Copthorne Hotel in Brierley Hill last night. The Dudley, … Continue reading Well deserved Derek!
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