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Lemurs are live!

Our cheeky black-and-white ruffed boys are practicing their best poses as they’re now live on camera 24/7! We’ve relocated our Penguin Bay webcam to the Lemur Wood walkthrough so visitors can watch the daily antics of its mischievous residents from the comfort of their own homes! And with our troops of ring-tailed, black, collared, and Continue reading Lemurs are live!

Amazing Abby!

Congratulations to Customer Services Team Member, Abby Staniland, who is our latest Employee of the Month! Abby was nominated by Retail Manager, Isobel Blackwell, after receiving fantastic feedback from parents of recent Little Zoo Keeper experience participants. She was awarded a certificate and a gift voucher from the zoo’s management team as a Thank You. Continue reading Amazing Abby!

Grasshopper lifecycle

At the start of the year, we reported how 75 giant grasshoppers had hatched in the farm barn. Now those babies – who reach adult stage after around six weeks – are having babies of their own – which is timely as this week is Insect Week! Keepers spotted one female laying a cluster of Continue reading Grasshopper lifecycle

Flatpack

They’ll be spooky goings-on in at Dudley Zoo and Castle this summer as we get set to host an outdoor screening of the kooky classic, Ghostbusters. We’re once again teaming up with Flatpack for a return of a ‘Beware the Moon’ spectacular on Saturday, August 6. And the 11th century castle courtyard will be transformed Continue reading Who ya gonna call?

No.1 dad!

There are double celebrations for our Giant Anteater, Bubbles today, as not only is he celebrating his 5th birthday but it’s also his first Father’s Day too! The birthday boy received some fun enrichment treats from keepers and baby Gizmo in the shape of a No.1 Dad paper mâché trophy, filled with mealworms and spread Continue reading No.1 dad!

Calendar winners revealed!

A drumroll please, as we reveal the 14 winners of our DZC calendar photography competition… Congratulations to… Aspen Turner, David Fisher, Erin Medcalf, Gary Pace, James Poole, Lucy O’Hare, Margaret Flavell, Martin Weaver, Megan Knight, Megan Lee, Sam Hill, Thomas Jones, Tim Jones and Tony Wiltshire.   We were thrilled with the entries we received Continue reading Calendar winners revealed!

Amazing apprentices!

There are double celebrations for our Apprentice Keepers, Jared O’Neil and Esme Murphy, who have not only been named joint Learners of the Month by their training provider, but they’ve just been handed full-time trainee positions at DZC too! The pair who are working as part of an apprenticeship scheme run in conjunction with KEITS Continue reading Amazing apprentices!

Royal record!

What a fabulous day we had last Thursday as we marked the Queen’s Platinum Jubilee with 4,800 guests, the best daily figures we’ve recorded since 2019! Throughout the additional Bank Holiday (June 2) visitors took part in activities in the bunting-clad castle courtyard, including Dippy the clown, small animal encounters and a royal selfie props Continue reading Royal record!

Lemurs that Big Jubilee Lunch!

Not ones to miss out on the country’s celebrations, our black-and-white ruffed lemurs are looking forward to joining in The Big Jubilee Lunch today! Trainee Keeper, Laura Partridge made up a lemur-friendly picnic for our Lemur Wood boys as an extra special treat for an extra special occasion. All of our animals enjoy a delicious Continue reading Lemurs that Big Jubilee Lunch!