Our big cats have gone crazy for an exclusive perfume which contains some wholly natural ingredients – wee and poo to be precise! The luxury artisan fragrance for men and women, which retails at £128 for a 50ml bottle, contains fossilised excrement and urine from the Cape hyrax – a small, fluffy mammal from Africa. … Continue reading A sweet-smelling sample!
Giant anteater Romy had to box clever today to find her birthday surprises stashed inside cardboard boxes. Keeper Josh Luxton stuffed empty boxes with scrunched up newspaper, dried mealworms and bottles of yogurt as a treat for Romy on her third birthday. She was first to approach the boxes and then our one-year-old male, Bubbles, … Continue reading Birthday boxes
Happy International Owl Awareness Day twit twoo – we had a magical time celebrating and raised £300 for a bird conservation charity. On Thursday, our bird keepers and Presenter Langan Turner transformed into Harry Potter characters to celebrate DZG’s 12 owls, including Grafton the coast horned owl (pictured), and the iconic species all over the … Continue reading Owl in a day’s work!
As the glorious sunshine continues, wallowing in mud has several health and beauty benefits for our micro-pigs. Not only is mud great fun for Wilba, Chuck and their brothers down on the DZG Farm, it keeps them cool, helps them clean themselves, gets rid of parasites and acts as a natural sunscreen. Senior Keeper Kirsty … Continue reading Mud, mud, glorious mud!
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