Employees

Keepers in training

Our two latest apprentice keepers are settling in well to their on-site training and are wild about the work. Anthony Wingfield, aged 17, and Sophie Savage-Eccles, aged 19, joined us at the start of April as part of an apprenticeship scheme run in conjunction with KEITS Training Services. The programme enables young apprentices to learn Continue reading Keepers in training

All fired up for footy!

Dudley Castle expert Amy Hickman is hoping the English strike force produce more shots tonight than our decommissioned Russian cannons. As the nation prepares to get behind England in their World Cup round of 16 clash with Colombia in Moscow, footy fan and Education Assistant Amy recalls how the two Russian cannons at the foot Continue reading All fired up for footy!

Kriss is a high flyer

Congratulations to our high-flying bird keeper Kriss Pearson who has been recognised for his fundraising efforts and presentation skills. The 25-year-old, who regularly presents the birds of prey display in the Castle Courtyard, has been named Employee of the Month after being put forward for the honour by zoo managers, a visitor and an official Continue reading Kriss is a high flyer

Director's diet for a day

Zoo Director Derek Grove will be ditching high protein foods for the day to raise awareness of a condition which affects one of our keepers. The zoo boss will miss out meat, eggs, cheese and milk throughout tomorrow – International PKU Day – after being set the challenge by Senior Keeper Kirsty Thornton. Kirsty was Continue reading Director’s diet for a day

Beautiful borders

Our gardening team has added more than 1,500 bedding plants to DZG’s formal borders – and it’s looking blooming lovely. French marigolds, pelargoniums, salvias and cordylines have been planted around our 40-acre site including the nine beds near the Castle keep to create a delightful display for our visitors. Plants are also being put in Continue reading Beautiful borders