Keeper Josh Luxton is itching to try out new techniques with our sea lions after attending a workshop in Wales. The 24-year-old keeper has recently returned from the BIAZA (British and Irish Association of Zoos and Aquariums) Seal and Sea Lion Workshop which took place at the end of last month at Welsh Mountain Zoo … Continue reading Studying sea lions
DZG gardeners have been busy clearing truckloads of leaves from paths, steps and banks across our 40-acre site. The team has used leaf blowers to gather leaves which then get collected up and either recycled into compost or some dry leaves get stored for our animals. Head Gardener Carl Stevens said: “Leaf clearing is our … Continue reading Leaf it to us!
We’ve said so long to one of our reindeer, Basil, who has gone north to join an animal centre in Yorkshire. The 18-month-old male reindeer, pictured in the centre training for his Christmas grotto duties last year, left us to live with a new herd at Kirkleatham Owl Centre in Redcar. DZG Assistant Curator Jay … Continue reading Bye-bye Basil
Head on down to Dudley Zoo this half term for some spook-tacular fun, including a ghost trail around the 11th century castle grounds. Our Colombian black spider monkeys certainly enjoyed tucking in to some tasty pumpkins and, with a ghost trail, creepy crafts, extra animal talks and two ghost and history walks each day, there’s … Continue reading Boo from the Zoo!
Our scarlet macaw aviary is bursting with even more colour after the arrival of four gorgeous green military macaws. The four newcomers have joined our eight stunning scarlet macaws in their impressive £30,000 home near Lemur Wood. The military macaws arrived three weeks ago from Paradise Park in Hayle, Cornwall – the same place the … Continue reading More macaws move in!
We’ve welcomed another minute marmoset to our pygmy pack – the 15th baby to mum Pam and dad Hendrix. The tiny pygmy marmoset baby, pictured with its mum and dad, arrived on September 30 and is being well looked after by several members of the growing group. We now have a total of 15 pygmy … Continue reading Baby number 15!
An Oldbury man is on a high after his girlfriend agreed to marry him during a romantic proposal in front of Dudley Zoo’s giraffes. Our giraffes Kubwa and Josie witnessed the moment Ben Robson got down on one knee and popped the question to 20-year-old Tiff Cox, exactly a year to the day since they … Continue reading On a high after proposal!
DZG keepers make sure all animals are happy in their environment and for our naked mole rats that means having the radio on non-stop! Behind the scenes of the weird and wonderful East African creatures’ specially-built burrow, the radio is left playing around the clock as the cold-blooded and hairless mammals are incredibly sensitive to … Continue reading Round-the-clock radio
Santa Claus is coming to town and bookings for the zoo’s grotto have already started coming in to his ho-ho-hotline! And arranging to see Santa in our magical Winter Wonderland Grotto can be organised online too by CLICKING HERE. The Winter Wonderland experience runs from December 1 to Christmas Eve when youngsters can get to see … Continue reading Santa’s on his way!
It was wheely generous of the garage owners at the centre of Channel 4’s Car SOS to give us dozens of spare tyres. The 24 used tyres were offered to DZG by Keeper Harley Hunt’s mechanic dad Tony Hunt, who works at Fuzz and Tim’s SOS Workshop in Oldbury, for use with our animals. Workshop … Continue reading Wheely generous gesture!