What a year!

We’re celebrating the best yearly visitor figures for three decades, with 311,303 people flocking through the turnstiles in 2019. Our relaunched walkthrough Lemur Wood, home to 23 free-roaming lemurs, as well as the arrival of new species, including a Linne’s two-toed sloth, Arctic foxes and leaf-cutter ants all helped draw the crowds during the last Continue reading What a year!

Decorate our vivs!

Calling all aspiring artists! We’re hoping your talents can transform some of our vivariums in the Discovery Centre. Education staff have 11 plain wooden vivs, of various sizes, to display the zoo’s many Discovery Time artefacts, which they’d like jazzing up with a colourful backdrop to represent the following different categories: · British Wildlife · Continue reading Decorate our vivs!

A milestone encounter!

There was only one way zoo member Rita Nicholls could mark her tenth year adopting Bornean orangutan, Jorong – by arranging a meet and greet with her favourite boy. And Rita always tries to visit our alpha male, who turned 25 last week, around his birthday. Rita, from Willenhall, said: “Jorong is such a character Continue reading A milestone encounter!

An ant alteration

With the availability of fresh leaves in short supply over the coming months, keepers are having to alter what they’re giving our leaf cutter ants. Keeper Harley Hunt said: “Because the ants’ usual leaves are not available during the winter months and they have difficulty cutting the really thick evergreen leaves, we’ve had to look Continue reading An ant alteration

Counting conundrum!

Keepers at Dudley Zoo and Castle are busy counting heads as part of the annual animal stocktake. It’s the time of year when zoos throughout the country are legally required to tot up every invertebrate, bird, mammal, reptile and amphibian, but with more than 200 species at the Midlands-based attraction, it’s easier said than done, Continue reading Counting conundrum!

Zoo Year Resolutions

With a new year just hours away, we’ve put together some achievable Dudley Zoo Year Resolutions – so why not pledge to support one or more and do you bit for wildlife and conservation in 2020? We look forward to seeing you next year! Use less plastic Use bags for life, ditch the one-use food Continue reading Zoo Year Resolutions