Fundraising

Cheers for the bubbles!

DZG meerkats had a blast bursting bubbles thanks to a generous zoo supporter who bought a bubble machine for our animals. The meerkat mob darted about their den chasing the bubbles and popped them with their noses and paws. The bubble machine was kindly purchased from the Amazon wish list created by Dudley Zoo for Continue reading Cheers for the bubbles!

Artist aiding orangs

A generous artist is creating limited edition canvasses of DZG’s four orangs to raise funds for our £800,000 outdoor enclosure appeal. And we’re pretty sure orang fans will go ape for the exclusive artwork being donated by David Skidmore, which will be a graphite pencil-drawn montage of Benji, Jorong, Jazz and Sprout. David, from Bromsgrove, Continue reading Artist aiding orangs

Panda proceeds

DZG’s generous visitors helped us pull in almost £500 for red panda conservation during celebrations with our popular panda pair. To mark International Red Panda Day (the official day was yesterday) we held some red panda themed games at the start of the month with chance to win a red panda adoption, a cuddly red Continue reading Panda proceeds

Red panda party!

We’re getting ready for a red panda party this weekend as we prepare to celebrate our magnificent pair, Yasmin and Gawa. DZG’s International Red Panda Day festivities will run throughout this weekend when there will be chance to win a red panda adoption, a cuddly red panda and a red panda cushion. Throughout Saturday and Continue reading Red panda party!

Daseep’s sketch for survival

An artist who used DZG’s tigress Daseep as his subject has donated the stunning sketch to a global campaign fighting animal extinction. Award-winning artist David Skidmore produced the impressive pencil drawing from a photo of female Sumatran tiger Daseep and it will soon be going under the hammer in a high-profile auction run by wildlife Continue reading Daseep’s sketch for survival

Thanks for hanging with us!

Thanks to everyone who hung out with us for our International Orangutan Day celebrations – we pulled in more than £400. The £439.14 total, which will be split equally between conservation charity The Orangutan Appeal UK and our own fund to build a new £800,000 exhibit for our four orangs, was raised through games including Continue reading Thanks for hanging with us!

First chimp day funds

Primate paintings produced by DZG chimps to mark the first World Chimpanzee Day have pulled in over £400 to help their wild cousins. Chimp conservation charity The Jane Goodall Institute has just sent us a certificate of achievement to thank our generous visitors for the £430 raised from the sale of canvasses and other souvenirs Continue reading First chimp day funds

Hang out with our orangs

Can you hang like an orang? That’s just one of the fun games we have in store this weekend as we gear up for International Orangutan Day. We’ll be highlighting the threats critically endangered Bornean orangs face in the wild and raising funds for a conservation charity and our own appeal to build a new Continue reading Hang out with our orangs

Owl in a day’s work!

Happy International Owl Awareness Day twit twoo – we had a magical time celebrating and raised £300 for a bird conservation charity. On Thursday, our bird keepers and Presenter Langan Turner transformed into Harry Potter characters to celebrate DZG’s 12 owls, including Grafton the coast horned owl (pictured), and the iconic species all over the Continue reading Owl in a day’s work!

Purr-fect paws

We’re all poised to mark Global Tiger Day this Friday when we’ll auction off a roarsome souvenir of our tiger feet. Big Cat Keeper Cheyenne Darkins has created unique plaster casts of a pair of paw prints – one from our gorgeous seven-year-old female, Daseep, and the larger one from our handsome six-year-old male, Joao. Continue reading Purr-fect paws