DZC Spotter Otter Trail!

Bringing local community art groups together in a collaborative wildlife art project, we proudly present the DZC Spotter Otter trail! Over the past few months, eight Asian short-clawed otter sculptures have been colourfully decorated by talented local artists who have been inspired by a variety of themes including the zoo, the natural world, the Black […]

Playing Cupid!

There’s just a week left until Valentine’s Day and love is already in the air for some of our exotic species! In readiness for the special day our keepers have planned special Valentine’s meals for our newest loved-up couples, Floki and Helga the wolverines, red pandas Carko and Ember and Titi monkeys Pico and Tilda. […]

Well done, Louise!

There are double celebrations for Marketing Assistant Louise Curtis, as not only is today her birthday, but she’s also been named our latest Employee of the Month! Louise, who has recently clocked up her 15th year working at DZC, was nominated for the monthly accolade for taking on extra responsibilities in the zoo’s marketing department. […]

World Lemur Day

We’re shining the spotlight on our endangered lemurs today, as we mark World Lemur Day. And it aptly falling during our Halloween half term week, because did you know the word ‘lemur’ actually means ‘ghost’ in Latin. Find out more about the critical threats lemurs face in the wild, during an awareness and fundraising event […]

Half price close encounters!

Do you love lemurs and chimpanzees and would like to find out more about these incredible species? We’ve got a half price offer on our close encounters with both animals, allowing two people to go behind-the-scenes with one of our knowledgeable keepers. For a limited time only, visitors can purchase the chimp experience for just […]

Orang celebrations

Baby Bornean orangutan, Jim, is celebrating his first International Orangutan Day today and what a year for us to be marking it, with two recent additions to the critically endangered species and a brand-new outdoor enclosure for them to explore! Join primate keepers at the orangutan house throughout the day, where you can find out […]

Christmas grotto on sale!

We’re excited to welcome back Santa to his castle grotto this Christmas, following a two-year absence due to covid. And it may only be the start of August, but we’ve already taken our first bookings for ‘The Chronicles of Dudley Castle’. Our popular grotto in the 11th century castle opens on December 1 and runs […]

Best foot forward, Jack!

If you’re visiting DZC this morning, make sure you cheer on our Head of Education and Conservation, Jack Williams, who will be pounding the zoo’s pathways in aid of our Global Tiger Day celebrations. Jack will be running 10km around the zoo’s hilly 40-acre site from 10am and he’ll be swapping his Presenter uniform for […]

Global Tiger Day

It’s Global Tiger Day and Daseep will be helping us celebrate her magnificent species, which is devastatingly critically endangered in the wild. And this year’s awareness day is particularly significant as it’s also Year of the Tiger in the Chinese zodiac calendar. We’ll be holding an awareness event on site at the tiger enclosure TOMORROW […]