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!
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
Delilah, the young Bactrian camel, proved to be the perfect patient when our veterinary team were called in to treat a facial abscess. Keepers noticed the swelling appear on her cheek and after careful monitoring, vet Peter Stewart decided to drain the lump, which involved sedating the one-year-old ungulate. Zoo Manager Matt Lewis said: … Continue reading Delilah’s a perfect patient
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!
Keeper Laura Partridge has been praised for her loyalty to DZC as she’s named our latest Employee of the Month. Laura, has been a familiar face in our Customer Services team for many years, where she usually leads our Little Keeper for a Day experiences. For the last few years she’s also volunteered on our … Continue reading Loyal Laura!
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!
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