Calendar winners revealed!

A drumroll please, as we reveal the 14 winners of our DZC calendar photography competition… Congratulations to… Aspen Turner, David Fisher, Erin Medcalf, Gary Pace, James Poole, Lucy O’Hare, Margaret Flavell, Martin Weaver, Megan Knight, Megan Lee, Sam Hill, Thomas Jones, Tim Jones and Tony Wiltshire.   We were thrilled with the entries we received Continue reading Calendar winners revealed!

Calendar comp deadline looms

There’s less than a week until entry closes for the calendar photography contest! Thanks to everyone who has already entered the 2022 DZC fundraising calendar competition, for those who haven’t the deadline falls on Saturday (April 30), so there’s still a few days to snap some of our unique features! Have you managed to get Continue reading Calendar comp deadline looms

Calendar photography competition

Calling all amateur photographers…we need your help! As part of DZC’s 85th anniversary celebrations, we’re planning on launching a 2023 fundraising zoo calendar and we’re on the hunt for images which depict the quirkiness of DZC, including our animals, 11th century Dudley Castle and architecture. That’s where you come in! We’re looking for a number Continue reading Calendar photography competition

Ongoing orang work

Our new outdoor orangutan enclosure is starting to take shape and we can’t wait to see Jazz, Sprout, Djimat and Benji exploring it later this year! The perimeter lined telegraph poles, mesh barrier boundary fence and metal semi-circular overhang are now all in place, and the metal frames are ready for the large glass panes Continue reading Ongoing orang work

Favourite Flo!

Flo, our female Linne’s two-toed sloth has been named DZC’s most adopted animal of 2021! Hundreds of personalised adoption packs were purchased over the festive season for a wide variety of our animals, which have helped raise thousands of pounds for the zoo’s conservation work. DZC Marketing Manager, Andrea Hales, said: “Once again our sloths Continue reading Favourite Flo!

Roarsome gift for dino-mite dads!

If you’ve got a dino-mite dad, why not treat him to a roarsome gift for this forthcoming Father’s Day and book tickets to watch Jurassic Park in the grounds of Dudley Castle! We’re screening Spielberg’s blockbuster on Friday, August 6 as part of our summer season of open-air cinema nights, with The Greatest Showman showing Continue reading Roarsome gift for dino-mite dads!

Best foot forward!

We’re wishing Senior Keeper Rachel Leek the best of luck, as she’s set to trek 80 miles along Hadrian’s Wall next week to raise money for spider monkeys in the wild! The Lower Primates keeper will be tackling the mammoth challenge alongside husband Adam as she fundraises for Wildtracks, a charity in Belize, which works Continue reading Best foot forward!

Adoptions prove popular pressies

Who received a DZC animal adoption under their tree this Christmas? As one of our only sources of income during lockdown, we’re extremely thankful to everyone who chose to gift an adoption and our marketing team sent out hundreds of personalised packs in the run up to the festive season. And lots of supporters would have Continue reading Adoptions prove popular pressies