We’re wishing Senior Keeper Rachel Leek the best of luck, as she’s set to trek 80 miles along Hadrian’s Wall next week to raise money for spider monkeys in the wild! The Lower Primates keeper will be tackling the mammoth challenge alongside husband Adam as she fundraises for Wildtracks, a charity in Belize, which works … Continue reading Best foot forward!
We’re saying a big thank you to gardener, Ivor Norris, who has reached his 30th year here at DZC. Ivor has been a familiar face on site for three decades, diligently helping tend the zoo’s 40-acre grounds in all weathers. Zoo Director Derek Grove said: “We’re proud to have such dedicated members of staff … Continue reading Thank you, Ivor!
Keeper Laura Partridge has been praised for her loyalty to DZC as she’s named our latest Employee of the Month. Laura, has been a familiar face in our Customer Services team for many years, where she usually leads our Little Keeper for a Day experiences. For the last few years she’s also volunteered on our … Continue reading Loyal Laura!
They say never work with children or animals… it’s sound advice, which fortunately for us Dr David Beeston ignored! After four decades, David, who’s one of our longest serving members of staff, retired from his lifelong career yesterday – unfortunately due to covid-19 without any fanfare, but we’re sure there’s a party on the … Continue reading Dave’s farewell
This International Women’s Day we’re proud to feature in a brand-new teaching resource of inspirational female apprentices. The limited edition ‘The Apprenticeship A-Z of Women at Work’, includes a pack of 26 flashcards featuring apprentices in a wide range of industries, and stars our very own Zoo Keeper apprentice, Chloe Riley, as the last card … Continue reading Inspirational apprentices!
A little bird’s told us Senior Keeper Kriss Pearson has been awarded our Employee of the Month! The bird keeper, who this month marks his 10th year working at DZC, was awarded a certificate and gift vouchers and commended by the management team for his work helping the Media and Marketing Department. Marketing Manager Andrea … Continue reading Congrats Kriss!
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!