We’re celebrating the first World Chimpanzee Day tomorrow when visitors can get their hands on primate paintings by our seven gorgeous girls. Ape artwork by Fanny, Malaika, Mandy, Mali, Barbie, Banika and Binti will be on sale in our chimp indoor viewing area throughout the day. All proceeds will go to The Jane Goodall Institute … Continue reading Chimply the best!
Congratulations to our high-flying bird keeper Kriss Pearson who has been recognised for his fundraising efforts and presentation skills. The 25-year-old, who regularly presents the birds of prey display in the Castle Courtyard, has been named Employee of the Month after being put forward for the honour by zoo managers, a visitor and an official … Continue reading Kriss is a high flyer
Today is World Camel Day so we’re asking you to get the hump – and pin it on the camel as part of our weekend celebrations. ‘Pin the hump on the camel’ is one of the fun games on our information stand which will be outside the camel enclosure all weekend and there’s chance to … Continue reading Camel capers
Dudley Zoo’s two giraffes have created some on the hoof art to raise funds for their threatened cousins in the wild. Two original canvases, one painted by our 17-year-old male Kubwa and the other by nine-year-old female Josie, will be up for grabs in a raffle during our weekend event to mark World Giraffe Day. … Continue reading On the hoof art!
More than 600 toddlers and families pounded the paths around Dudley Zoo and Castle to pull in pounds for children’s charity Barnardo’s. DZG monkey mascot Monty was joined by TV’s Teletubby Po and charity ambassador Rebekah Vardy, of I’m A Celebrity fame, as the Barnardo’s Big Toddle got underway yesterday. And we’re expecting hundreds more youngsters … Continue reading Terrific toddling!
We’re sending more than £250 to a project helping to protect macaques in Indonesia, thanks to generous DZG visitors. The terrific total of £257.40 was raised during International Macaque Week when primate keepers held an awareness event throughout the last Bank Holiday weekend. An information stand was set up in the Castle Courtyard and keepers were on hand … Continue reading Money for macaques
Dudley Zoo has enjoyed its busiest Bank Holiday weekend for decades, with more than 12,000 visitors over the three days. The glorious sunshine drew bumper crowds to our 40-acre site, including more than 200 zoo supporters who donned fancy dress to take part in our annual fundraising Walk on the Wild Side on Saturday. Across … Continue reading Bumper Bank Holiday
Two lucky couples were all smiles after winning the terrific prize of tickling our tapirs during DZG’s World Tapir Day event. The chance to get cuddles with our Brazilan tapir family Chico, Meena and Luna was up for grabs in a raffle during our two-day tapir themed celebrations last weekend. On Saturday Lauren Crowe and … Continue reading All smiles
It’s International Macaque Week and DZG is raising awareness and funds for critically endangered cousins of our six macaques. Hot on the heels of International Macaque Day in March, this time there’s a whole week to celebrate the species and help promote the amazing work of Selamatkan Yaki – a project working with Sulawesi crested … Continue reading It’s all about macaques
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!