Animal-mad Ben Phillpott had the most amazing 14th birthday when he became a DZG Keeper for a Day! Fourteen is the minimum age for our day-long adult experience and Ben couldn’t wait for his birthday to be able to take part, having previously already completed a Little Zoo Keeper experience in 2017. During his day … Continue reading Ben’s amazing birthday treat!
A pair of animal lovers have fallen in love with DZG, taking part in a variety of animal experiences to celebrate their anniversary. After being set up on a blind date 11 years-ago and bonding over their love of art, music and animals, Lara O’Toole and Lee Brookes, both aged 31, decided one year to … Continue reading DZG dedication!
A wild time is guaranteed for youngsters aged eight to 13 who fancy being a little zoo keeper at Dudley Zoo. The popular experience gives children, like Isobelle Phillpott and Georgia Green pictured, chance to go behind the scenes, see how a zoo works and meet animals such as tapirs and penguins. Available on Tuesday, … Continue reading Behind-the-scenes fun
A Telford animal lover who became a DZG Keeper for the Day said the experience was so brilliant she’s recommended it to all her friends. Jodie Mortimer, who shared the experience with her partner Jack Close, said going behind the scenes and getting so close to our animals was magical. She had been given the … Continue reading Highly recommended!
Chimp lover Katie Draper made a mammoth 10,000-mile round trip from her Californian home for a dream close encounter with our chimps. Twenty-three-year-old Katie, from Los Angeles, completed the marathon journey to DZG to meet and feed our seven female chimpanzees and said it was one of the best experiences of her life. Katie, who … Continue reading Californian dream
When we say our Zoo Keeper for the Day experience gets you close to some of the world’s rarest animals, we mean it – and animal-lover Mark Dunckley can certainly vouch for that! The 46-year-old dad-of-one from Stourbridge has just spent an exhilarating day with our knowledgeable keeping team which saw him come face-to-face with … Continue reading Exhilarating experience
Birthday girl Ruby Holloway definitely dressed the part when she came to DZG to feed her adopted giraffe, Kubwa. The eight-year-old Huntingtree Primary School pupil from Halesowen wore a black hoodie with ‘Kubwa’ printed on the sleeve and a pink t-shirt with his photo on. Both garments said ‘Kubwa’s Adopted Mommy 2018’ as the giraffe-mad … Continue reading Kubwa clothing!
Eight-year-old Caidan Price was certainly on a high after meeting Dudley Zoo’s giraffe family and feeding our handsome male Kubwa. And the West Bromwich schoolboy, who was given the feed experience for his 8th birthday, even dressed up his beloved teddy called ‘Bear’ as a giraffe for the occasion. Animal lover Caidan, who takes Bear … Continue reading When Caidan met Kubwa
Our seven chimps were fed by one of their biggest fans when DZG member Wendy Gray was given a Close Encounter experience. The 54-year-old chimp fan, who visits our seven female apes twice a week and brings keepers treats and toys for them, cried tears of joy when she received the Meet the Chimps experience … Continue reading Wendy’s tears of joy
Our latest little zoo keeper came from the other side of the world to spend a memorable day taking care of our animals. Ten-year-old Lily Townsend had come back to the UK from her Australian home of Sydney to visit family in Leicester and stopped off at DZG for the unforgettable experience. Grandmother Caroline Townsend, … Continue reading Down Under to Dudley!