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Nina, our two-month-old Colombian black spider monkey is growing up so quickly – just look at her tiny teeth! A critically endangered new world monkey species, spider monkeys have a very similar dental count to humans, but with an extra pre-molar. Senior Keeper Jade Reddall, who captured the footage, said: “We’ve noticed Nina’s teeth appearing Continue reading Baby steps and baby teeth!

Conserving Dudley Castle

The addition of the upstanding remains of Dudley Castle to the Heritage at Risk register will open up new funding opportunities to secure the historic site for future generations, council and zoo bosses said today. The castle, a Scheduled Monument and Grade I listed structure, has been added to the register. It identifies sites most Continue reading Conserving Dudley Castle

Baby Barney has been enjoying visits to Wallaby Walkthrough as ‘mum’ Senior Keeper Laura Robbins prepares for his permanent return to the zoo. Our hand reared six-month-old Bennett’s wallaby was taken in by Laura after his mum died suddenly while still nursing him in her pouch. Since then she’s been providing round-the-clock care for the Continue reading Barney’s new adventures

Thank you, Ivor!

We’re saying a big thank you to gardener, Ivor Norris, who has reached his 30th year here at DZC. Ivor has been a familiar face on site for three decades, diligently helping tend the zoo’s 40-acre grounds in all weathers.   Zoo Director Derek Grove said: “We’re proud to have such dedicated members of staff Continue reading Thank you, Ivor!

Track & Trace

From today, visitors to DZC will need to scan a QR code upon entry at the turnstiles, as part of Covid-19 NHS Track and Trace procedures.   To scan the code, you will need to download the NHS Covid-19 App, available on Apple and Android smartphones.   For those who are unable to use the Continue reading Track & Trace

Today, we’re marking International Red Panda Day, when we raise awareness of the threats facing these beautiful creatures.   We hope you can spare us less than 3 minutes to watch the first instalment of ‘Conservation Matters’  

We’ve got a very excited birthday girl on site today…   Hitting double digits and turning 10 calls for a tiger-iffic cake!    Happy Birthday to our gorgeous Daseep! 

Leaping into action

DZC staff leapt into action after a female Bennett’s wallaby died while nursing a young joey in her pouch. Senior Keeper Laura Robbins has now stepped in as surrogate mum to provide round-the-clock care for the four-month-old male, who’s been named Barney. Laura, said: “Barney was fully furred but was very tiny. “We’ve never hand Continue reading Leaping into action