Hoppy International Rabbit Day from Otis, Bran, Snowball, Snowflake, Velvet, Jo, Celine, Amelie and Fleur – DZG’s nine beautiful bunnies. And our biggest bunny Otis – who weighed 6.10kg when he hopped on the scales earlier this week – was getting excited about having lots of visitors throughout the special day. Senior Keeper Lesley Lewis … Continue reading Hoppy Rabbit Day!
DZG’s generous visitors helped us pull in almost £500 for red panda conservation during celebrations with our popular panda pair. To mark International Red Panda Day (the official day was yesterday) we held some red panda themed games at the start of the month with chance to win a red panda adoption, a cuddly red … Continue reading Panda proceeds
The RAF flag takes pride of place above Dudley Castle today as we remember the brave personnel who took part in the Battle of Britain. The Royal Air Force ensign has been flying at the heart of the zoological gardens for the past few days and will remain above the 11th century castle throughout today’s 78th … Continue reading Remembering Battle heroes
Things are set to get spooky at Dudley Zoo as staff prepare for ghoulish goings-on at our Halloween Hocus Pocus events. Customer Services Team Member Holly Kennings is one of the gang gearing up for our three spook-tacular evenings for daring youngsters on Monday 29, Tuesday 30 and Wednesday 31 October. The after-hours fun kicks … Continue reading Ghoulish goings-on!
It’s International Primate Day today and here at Dudley Zoo all 17 of our primate species are extremely special. Sadly, four of them are in the world’s top 25 most endangered primates, which is why being part of breeding and conservation programmes is so close to our hearts. The Bornean orangutan, the Sulawesi crested black … Continue reading Happy International Primate Day!
We’re getting ready for a red panda party this weekend as we prepare to celebrate our magnificent pair, Yasmin and Gawa. DZG’s International Red Panda Day festivities will run throughout this weekend when there will be chance to win a red panda adoption, a cuddly red panda and a red panda cushion. Throughout Saturday and … Continue reading Red panda party!
Bird lovers should wing their way to DZG this Bank Holiday Monday to get close to our collection of hawks, owls and falcons. For the second year, we’re hosting Raptor Day on Monday August 27 when visitors can find out more about our birds of prey and see them in action during our lunchtime flying … Continue reading A flying visit!
There’s still time for visitors interested in the history of Dudley Castle to take an exclusive after hours tour this year. There are just two evenings left in 2018 to explore the 11th century castle at the heart of Dudley Zoo – on Tuesday, August 28 and Friday, September 7. These family friendly themed evenings … Continue reading Still time for historic tours
Dudley Zoo is inviting early risers to shadow our keepers and wake up some of the world’s rarest animals. On Sunday September 9, we have an early morning guided tour giving visitors opportunity to see our exotic animals up close and personal. The tour kicks off at 8.45am and allows people to see how we … Continue reading Rise and shine!
Today is World Lion Day and it’s with great pride that we celebrate our two marvellous lionesses and all lions around the globe. Our Asiatic lionesses, Kyra and Asha, will be getting extra treats in their one-acre Lion Ridge paddock today. And we’re asking visitors to enjoy seeing our special sisters and to reflect on the … Continue reading Loving our lions