Four DZG primate keepers attended the first Great Ape Welfare Group Workshop, with one of our staff taking a starring role in the presentations. Pat Stevens, Jodie Dryden, Harley Hunt and Deb Pittaway took part in the one-day BIAZA event at Bristol Zoo Gardens which featured expert talks on how to provide the best care … Continue reading Ape workshop first
Presenter Heather John got crafty to make the Discovery Centre’s macaw Charlie, a new toy. Following a donation from Charlie’s long-term adopter, Christine Clive, Heather purchased metal bells, measuring spoons and plastic beads and chains, which she threaded together through plastic piping to make the jangly bird toy. Heather said: “Charlie loves noise so this … Continue reading Charlie’s new toys
The flags are flying at Dudley Zoological Gardens in readiness for this year’s borough St George’s Day celebrations. For the fourth consecutive year, the annual festival, run in conjunction with Dudley Council, is returning to the zoo and we’re inviting residents to join us on Sunday, April 28, between 3pm – 7pm for the bargain … Continue reading Flying the flag for St George!
There was a nice surprise in store for DZG Safari Shop worker Jo Smith when she bagged the Employee of the Month title. The Customer Services Team Member netted the honour, a certificate and gift vouchers in recognition of her excellent customer service skills and for coming into work at short notice when needed. The … Continue reading Great job Jo!
Night vision camera traps have captured a family of badgers who have made DZG their home. The native black-and-white mammals have moved into an old enclosure on site and trigger motion equipment has filmed a family of six appearing from their underground sett. The footage is great news for our Conservation Officer Chris Leeson, who … Continue reading Night-time native visitors
A huddle of our ring-tailed lemurs had the right idea when it came to keeping toasty on a sunny winter’s day – a group hug! As the temperature dipped, the group gathered in a sunny spot on the ledge of one of the dens in their one-acre Lemur Wood home for a mass cuddle. Head … Continue reading Snuggle-up Sunday!
We’re marking Flashback Friday today, but as it’s also Working Naked Day (yes you read that right!) we’re turning back the clock 10 years to when a group of brave zoo keepers bared all in a saucy charity calendar! The daring team shed their uniforms to feature in the 2009 DZG calendar, which raised hundreds … Continue reading A decade celebrating lemurs
There’s still plenty of time to have twice as much fun at Dudley Zoo – thanks to our free return voucher. All January visitors who purchased full-priced admission have been given a complimentary ticket to come again, and the same offer runs throughout the whole of February too. Marketing Manager Andrea Hales said: “The zoo … Continue reading Come twice for the price!
Dudley Castle expert Amy Hickman uses her smart phone to keep tabs on the state of the 11th century monument at the heart of the zoo. Each Tuesday the knowledgeable education assistant accesses areas of the iconic castle closed off to the public but she also scrutinises the stonework using the camera on her mobile. … Continue reading Mobile monitoring
Zoo Manager Matt Lewis notched up a lengthy list of wild birds visiting a feeder near his office during the RSPB’s Big Garden Birdwatch. Matt spent an hour a day last Friday, Saturday and Sunday surveying the bird table in the garden by Harry Hatch’s cottage, where he is based, and recorded 17 species visiting … Continue reading Cracking bird count