We’re loving taking part in the treasure-hunt craze of finding rocks – and have found a super one near our burrowing owls. Presenter Heather John has just unearthed a rock painted with The Avengers symbol and our Head of Education Phil Turner also found one with a rainbow design in the Castle keep a few … Continue reading Rock on!
We’re tickled pink about Prince Harry and Meghan’s wedding today – so we’ve named a pair of American flamingos in their honour. To mark the Royal Wedding, Dudley Zoo is flying the union flag atop the 11th century Dudley Castle and we’ve called two of our unnamed pure American flamingos Harry and Meghan. And our … Continue reading Royal flamingos
DZG’s Chris Leeson has clinched our employee of the month title for his animal campaign work and helping run our stores. The 26-year-old Conservation Officer, who has been at the zoo for four years, was nominated by several members of the management team and a keeper on our birds section. As well as raising awareness … Continue reading Cracking job Chris!
A handful of DZG keepers did knot take long to master a new rope tying technique to create stimulating toys for our animals. Six keepers, including Jade Reddall pictured, learned how to make a rope ball called a monkey fist at an after-work tutorial led by Senior Primate Keeper Jodie Dryden. This was the second … Continue reading Knot bad going!
Our latest Employee of the Month, Langan Turner, came to the aid of some visitors who braved a blizzard to get to DZG. The Education Presenter, who gives daily talks, runs school workshops and looks after our small animals in the Discovery Centre, was nominated for the award by several members of the zoo team … Continue reading Langan’s a star!
Our female guinea pigs are enjoying an extension to their castle enclosure – and its architecture is very in-keeping with DZG. The seven girls – all named after Disney characters – now have a curvy Tecton replica of our meerkat enclosure linked to their castle hideout. There is a tunnel joining the two structures, which … Continue reading Animal architecture
Keepers got to grips with fire hose to produce a heart-shaped enrichment device for our animals. The seven staff gave up their own time to attend a workshop led by our Senior Primate Keeper Jodie Dryden in which they weaved old fire service hose into shapes which can be used to hold treats and browse. … Continue reading Fire hose fun
Dudley Zoo is joining the nation’s treasure-hunt trend by hiding three beautifully painted rocks around our 40-acre site. The painted-rock craze, which involves decorating a rock and hiding it in a public place for someone to find, has already gripped some of our visitors. We’ve discovered some gorgeous ones (pictured above) on the Facebook page … Continue reading DZG rocks!
Two DZG staff members zoomed in on their camera skills at a photography course in Birmingham. Our in-house graphic designer Rachel Lane and Senior Primate Keeper Jodie Dryden attended the half-day course at Wex Photographic to help them get the most out of DZG’s new camera. And the results were stunning! Rachel and Jodie, who … Continue reading Top of the camera class
There’s a treat in store for DZG storeman Mick Young who has been voted employee of the month. The hardworking storeman was put forward for the honour by Zoo Manager Matt Lewis after staying behind after work to help our maintenance team. Mick, who has worked at the zoo for three years, helped finish building … Continue reading Pick of the bunch!