We’re celebrating our bostin’ heritage today as it’s Black Country Day. And to show our pride in the region, we’ve got the black, red and white flag flying atop one of the Midlands’ best-loved landmarks. Zoo Director Derek Grove, said: “”This year Dudley Zoological Gardens celebrates its 80th anniversary and we’re proud to have had … Continue reading Celebrating our bostin’ heritage
We welcomed royalty to DZG when self-unemployed Queen of the Black Country, Doreen Tipton paid us a visit. Ahead of tomorrow’s Black Country Day – the comedy sensation, who is once again starring in this year’s DZG-sponsored Christmas panto at Wolverhampton Grand Theatre, stopped off to film footage for her new DVD. After a walk up … Continue reading Doreen’s deer!
There’s still time to join our Tea-time Tour of DZG as we offer visitors the unique opportunity to help our keepers put the animals to bed! On Saturday, July 22 we’re running an exclusive early evening guided tour of some of the rarest animals in the world, as you join keepers as they finish their … Continue reading Help put the animals to bed!
We’re really excited to be involved in Birmingham’s summer adventure trail – The Big Sleuth – especially as DZG is home to the UK’s last remaining Asiatic black bear. DZG’s Marketing Team at The Big Sleuth launch © Daniel Graves Photography The free public art trail started yesterday with 100 giant sun bears appearing around … Continue reading An un-bear-lievable trail!
More than 250 karate students took over the historic grounds of Dudley Castle for a lively display of martial arts. GKR Karate (Wolverhampton and Dudley), held a special two-hour training session in the courtyard of the 11th century castle last Sunday, with participants ranging in age from five to 75 years-old. Regional Manager, Andrew Hawley, … Continue reading Karate kicks in the castle
Thanks to the thousands of under fives who joined our 80th birthday celebrations this week. We threw two big birthday parties on Wednesday and Thursday to mark our anniversary, complete with puppet shows, animal encounters, crafts, face painting and tombola. Marketing Manager, Andrea Hales, said: “We had two great days celebrating our 80th year with … Continue reading What great parties!
It’s World Camel Day and our three Bactrians, Charles, Jimandi and Fergie will be playing a key role in helping us raise awareness of the critically endangered wild camel. … Continue reading Celebrating camels
It’s World Giraffe Day and we’re helping shed light on the challenges the planet’s tallest species face in the wild. And we’re delighted to have raised £651.86 for the Giraffe Conservation Foundation (GCF), following a weekend of fundraising, when visitors got the chance to feed our three giraffes by entering our raffle, as well as … Continue reading Giraffe awareness
For one night only, film fans are invited to join us in the 11th century Dudley Castle courtyard, as we once again transform into an open-air cinema. As the animals tuck in for the night and the sun drops behind the castle’s medieval walls, we’ll be hosting the cult horror-comedy ‘An American Werewolf in London’ on … Continue reading Film night returns!
Happy Father’s Day to all you doting dads! We hope you have a fabulous day being spoilt by your offspring. And remember we’re offering free entry into the zoo on Sunday for all dads accompanied by a full-paying adult or child, so you can discover all about our fathers great and small, including Rothschild giraffe, … Continue reading Happy Father’s Day!