After a 14 year absence, the world’s most dangerous bird species has returned to Dudley Zoo and Castle. A ten year-old male Southern Cassowary has arrived from Paignton Zoo and has moved into an exciting newly designed exhibit adjacent to the giant anteater. The Australian native flightless bird is considered as one of the closest Continue reading Danger at DZC!

Work starts on new orang enclosure!

Work has started on the new outdoor orangutan enclosure and our Primate Keepers are leading the celebrations! The gardening team have cleared the adjacent empty enclosure in preparation for building work, which will see the area transformed for our Bornean orangutans, Benji, Jazz and Sprout. Zoo Director Derek Grove, said: “No one is more delighted Continue reading Work starts on new orang enclosure!

Sky lantern warning

What goes up, must come down – and in the case of sky lanterns and helium balloons – they can have devastating consequences to wildlife and the environment.   In the last week DZC staff retrieved a children’s helium balloon from the otter enclosure, while we also found a used sky lantern in the 11th Continue reading Sky lantern warning