It was reel kind of West Midlands Fire Service to donate old reels of fire hose and hosepipes to DZG. Glen Neighbour, from Dudley fire station, and Dave Neat, stores manager from West Midlands Fire Service HQ in Birmingham, generously handed over the spare supplies which will be used with our animals. The donation included … Continue reading Reel kind!
Our black lemur family is settling into a newly-built home offering visitors a superb view of the critically endangered creatures. Mum Barbara, Dad Bryan, one-year-old Kim and baby Jim, who was born in April, have been moved from Lemur Wood walkthrough to their new £25,000 enclosure opposite our chimps. It comes complete with hammocks made … Continue reading Luxury lemur lodgings
DZG Keeper Josh Luxton couldn’t wait to pop to our giant anteater paddock to see what our new male Bubbles made of bubbles. Using a bubble wand, Josh sent a trail of bubbles into the paddock and Bubbles burst out of his indoor area to investigate. Friendly one-year-old Bubbles joined us from Longleat Safari Park … Continue reading Bubbles for Bubbles!
For the very first time, Dudley Zoo is giving animal lovers chance to get their paws on artwork by our tigers, Daseep and Joao. To mark Global Tiger Day on Sunday, July 29, we’ve turned their paw prints – and a terrific tail print – into grrr-eat souvenirs to claw in funds to help tigers … Continue reading Tiger feet!
Keepers came up with a n-ice idea to keep our otter family cool as the UK heatwave continues. Our Asiatic short-clawed otter mum and dad, Keyah and Buddy, and their two offspring were treated to a fishy feast – but it was all set in 10 litres of ice. Keeper Josh Luxton made the giant … Continue reading Otterly cool!
The men’s singles final will be in full swing at Wimbledon this afternoon but DZG otters are already on the ball! Our Asiatic short-clawed otter parents Buddy and Keyah and their littles ones have been enjoying a game of their own after keepers gave them a couple of tennis balls to play with. Senior Keeper … Continue reading Otters on the ball
A mouth-watering melon was the perfect present for our Brazilian tapir mum Meena as she turned sweet sixteen today. The birthday girl devoured the sweet treat with a little help from her 16-year-old partner Chico, who nuzzled in to share the gift when Meena had got about half way through. Keeper Josh Luxton said: “Meena … Continue reading Sweet sixteen
A Burntwood-based business has kindly come up with a paper shredding solution to produce piles of fun for our animals. HSM UK has generously donated an impressive shredder to trim newspapers and office waste paper from our Discovery Centre into fine strips which Dudley Zoo’s rats, tenrecs, ferrets and lorikeets will love. Our fancy rats and … Continue reading Paper playtime
DZG’s Russian-named meerkats Oleg, Sergei, Mikhail and Aleksandr are all set for kick off later after their own World Cup warm-up. Keeper Josh Luxton popped a papier mâché ball, bearing the FIFA World Cup Russia 2018 logo, into the meerkat enclosure so the mischievous mammals could have a kick about ahead of the first whistle. Josh … Continue reading Feast of football!
Birthday girl Ruby Holloway definitely dressed the part when she came to DZG to feed her adopted giraffe, Kubwa. The eight-year-old Huntingtree Primary School pupil from Halesowen wore a black hoodie with ‘Kubwa’ printed on the sleeve and a pink t-shirt with his photo on. Both garments said ‘Kubwa’s Adopted Mommy 2018’ as the giraffe-mad … Continue reading Kubwa clothing!