With just three days left to sign up for this year’s Walk on the Wild Side at Dudley Zoo, last-minute entrants better shake a leg! Our annual sponsored walk takes place this Saturday so there’s just time to dig out a fancy dress costume and add your support before we close our online entry system … Continue reading Shake a leg!
It will be a case of on your marks, get set, Po, when one of TV’s Teletubbies joins the Barnardo’s Big Toddle at Dudley Zoo. Po, the red Teletubby from the CBeebies hit show, will join in the fun on June 12 – the first day of Barnardo’s annual sponsored walk for under-5s. The event, … Continue reading Get set, Po!
More than 3,500 visitors joined us at Dudley Zoo for another fun-packed patriotic festival to celebrate St George. Last Sunday was the third year DZG has hosted the Dudley borough extravaganza which has once again been hailed a roaring success. Mayor of Dudley, Councillor Dave Tyler, joined in the celebrations in the 11th century Castle courtyard … Continue reading By George, what fun!
It was a tall order when staff from a closing toy store delivered a giant giraffe mascot to his new home at Dudley Zoo. Staff from the Merry Hill branch of Toys R Us had asked us if we could accommodate Geoffrey the Giraffe as their store was shutting. Sadly all 100 Toys R Us … Continue reading Hi Geoffrey!
Our Outreach team have a new red-haired recruit who’ll accompany them on their trips to shows and festivals. Pongo the orang is the new mini mascot who will join our Outreach Co-ordinator Sally Skinner (pictured) and her team at various events across the Midlands. The team takes a host of creepy crawlies and cuddly creatures … Continue reading Where’s Pongo?
Thrill-seekers have just a few more days to snap up the last few tickets for our special Paranormal Evening at Dudley Castle. Hosted by spiritualist medium Craig Morris, the event takes place in the Castle grounds this Saturday from 8pm until 2am and includes a ghost tour, vigils, glass divination and table tipping. There is … Continue reading Date with the paranormal
Scouting and other community groups can become wildlife detectives at DZG – thanks to an exciting new quiz booklet in our activity packs. Groups attending the zoo from these organisations are already given activity bags containing puzzle pages, a pencil, crayons and a free kids return voucher. But now we’ve added the new Wildlife Detectives … Continue reading Calling all wildlife detectives
An egg-ceedingly Happy Easter to all our visitors and amazing animals – especially our latest addition, Windsor the Barbary lamb. The baby Barbary sheep – our first of the year – was born exactly a week ago as Senior Keeper Laura Robbins was cleaning out the paddock. Windsor was named by keepers earlier this week … Continue reading Welcome Windsor!
With many schools breaking up for Easter today, it’s an egg-cellent time to play at DZG! We’ve had impressive new play equipment installed at two of our play areas, just in time for the holidays. And first to try it out was seven-year-old Rebecca Bailey from Bath, whose school holiday started even earlier. The new … Continue reading School’s out!
DZG has a cracking variety of activities lined up for our Easter visitors including new play equipment, fun on the Farm and egg-stra talk times about our amazing animals. As well as our latest animals – baby bats and the recent addition of a new species to DZG, naked mole rats – two play areas … Continue reading We’ve got Easter cracked!