Electric first for DZC

We’re saying a huge ‘Thank You’ to Dudley Motor Company for their generous donation of a brand-new electric van to DZC. The car dealership, based in nearby Trindle Road, has handed over the keys to a silver Vauxhall Combo-e, the zoo’s first electric vehicle, which will primarily be used by our Maintenance department. DZC Finance […]

Accessible to all!

Here at DZC we’re aiming to be accessible to everyone and we’re working hard for this to happen. We’re proudly supporting BIAZA’s World Autism Acceptance Campaign, which runs from today until April 8, to promote positive changes across UK zoos to benefit visitors with autism. We’re busy developing a new internal Equality, Diversity, Inclusivity and […]

An eggsplosion of colour this Easter!

We have a cracking variety of activities lined up for the Easter holidays as we celebrate an ‘Eggsplosion of Colour’. Join us from Saturday, March 23 until Sunday, April 7, when visitors can find out how animals use colour to their advantage through our daily informative talks programme. Hunt out vibrant eggs in a trail […]

Mums go free!

We’re bringing back our Mums go free offer as part of our Mother’s Day celebrations! Bring your mum to DZC for free on Saturday 9th or Sunday 10th March and come and find out about our animal mums, who are all amazing at raising their offspring. From first-time mum, Chewie the pygmy marmoset to giant […]

Otters hit the road!

After spending half term being spotted on site, our colourful otter sculptures have hit the road and headed out to different locations around the Dudley borough. Until mid-May Himley Hall, Duncan Edwards Leisure Centre, Red House Glass Cone, The Village Hotel, Dudley Library, Dudley Canal Trust and Dudley Archive, will each be hosting an otter, […]

DZC Spotter Otter Trail!

Bringing local community art groups together in a collaborative wildlife art project, we proudly present the DZC Spotter Otter trail! Over the past few months, eight Asian short-clawed otter sculptures have been colourfully decorated by talented local artists who have been inspired by a variety of themes including the zoo, the natural world, the Black […]

Ember retains the top spot!

She’s done it again! Red panda, Ember, has retained the top spot as DZC’s most adopted animal of 2023! And our marketing team sent out more adoption packages for the two- year-old over the Christmas season than any other species on site! Marketing Manager Andrea Hales, said: “Ember took the top title last year from […]

Annual audit gets underway

We’re kicking off 2024 by counting all of our animals as the annual audit gets underway. Keepers at zoos across the country have to legally submit an accurate number of every invertebrate, bird, mammal, reptile and amphibian they care for as part of the Zoo Licensing Act. This data helps international conservation programmes by being […]