Well done to everyone who took part in Barnardo’s Big Toddle yesterday and we’re wishing good luck to today’s walkers! Hundreds of under-fives have signed up to the UK’s biggest charity fundraiser for toddlers by completing a short sponsored walk around the zoo and 11th century castle. DZG Marketing Assistant, Louise Curtis, said: “We had … Continue reading Well done, toddlers!
Be bold and help us raise money for Barnardo’s in this year’s Big Toddle. There’s still time to sign up to the short sponsored toddler walk around the zoo site in aid of the UK’s vulnerable and disadvantaged children. Under-fives are invited to dress in bright, colourful clothing for the event on Tuesday 13th and … Continue reading Be bold for Barnardo’s
The rain didn’t dampen our spirits on Saturday as we celebrated DZG’s 80th anniversary in style! Around 300 supporters braved the weather to join us as we raised money towards a new outdoor enclosure for our critically endangered Bornean orangutans during our Take a Walk on the Wild Side event. Donning a variety of colourful … Continue reading Celebrating 80 in style!
Three cheers for DZG as we turn 80 today! We’ve got a day of celebrations planned as we mark the zoo’s past, present and future. Zoo Director, Derek Grove, said: “When DZG first opened on May 6,1937 it was declared the most modern zoo in Europe and people got to see animals they’d only ever read … Continue reading Hip, hip, hooray, we’re 80 today!
Our Brazilian tapirs, Meena and Chico, had a fab bank holiday weekend as they helped raise £450 for World Land Trust, awareness for their endangered species and had lots of tickles from a few lucky zoo visitors! As part of our World Tapir Day celebrations we held a daily raffle to win a close encounter … Continue reading £450 for tapirs!
There’s one week to go until the big 8-0 and we’re looking forward to our celebrations! There’s still time to sign up for Take a Walk on the Wild Side – a 5k walk around the zoo site, past some of the rarest animals in the world, in aid of our £800,000 appeal to build … Continue reading One week to go until the big 8-0!
Don’t forget we’re celebrating World Tapir Day this weekend by offering visitors a chance to give DZG’s Meena and Chico a tickle. We’re raising money for World Land Trust by holding a raffle to win a close encounter with our Brazilian tapirs. Keepers will be selling raffle tickets outside the South American paddock today and … Continue reading Fancy tickling a tapir?!
It’s World Tapir Day and we’re raising awareness of this loveable, but endangered species. Leading DZG’s celebrations are Brazilian tapirs, Meena and Chico, who are both 14 years-old and some of our most popular animals on site, because of their gentle nature and love of fuss! And to mark the occasion, we’re raising money for … Continue reading We’re talking tapirs!
We’re celebrating our popular black and white aquatic birds today as it’s World Penguin Day! And we’re delighted to have raised £252.91 through our fundraising efforts on Sunday in aid of Sphenisco, which works to protect Humboldt penguins in their native Chile and Peru. Zoo bosses have also donated the sales of Sunday’s nectar pots … Continue reading It’s World Penguin Day
Thousands of visitors celebrated St George’s Day at DZG as we hosted the borough’s official celebrations. Joining forces with Dudley Council we held the patriotic extravaganza in the courtyard of 11th century Dudley Castle, complete with dragons, medieval re-enactors, Dippy the clown, stilt walkers, crafts, face painting, ghost walks and animal meet, greets and feeds. … Continue reading Thousands celebrate St George