The Union Flag is flying at half-mast over Dudley Castle following the death of HRH The Duke of Edinburgh. HRH Prince Philip was known for his keen interest in wildlife and environmental conservation and staff at Dudley Zoo and Castle join the nation in mourning. We send our condolences to Her Majesty The Queen and … Continue reading Mourning HRH The Duke of Edinburgh
After a 14 year absence, the world’s most dangerous bird species has returned to Dudley Zoo and Castle. A ten year-old male Southern Cassowary has arrived from Paignton Zoo and has moved into an exciting newly designed exhibit adjacent to the giant anteater. The Australian native flightless bird is considered as one of the closest … Continue reading Danger at DZC!
Work has started on the new outdoor orangutan enclosure and our Primate Keepers are leading the celebrations! The gardening team have cleared the adjacent empty enclosure in preparation for building work, which will see the area transformed for our Bornean orangutans, Benji, Jazz and Sprout. Zoo Director Derek Grove, said: “No one is more delighted … Continue reading Work starts on new orang enclosure!
This week’s Conservation Matters is all about our macaws, so press play and discover more in our mini lesson with Conservation Officer, Chris Leeson.
We’re bringing you another Conservation Matters mini lesson today as we discover more about camels!
It’s almost Mother’s Day and we’ve got a special adoption package for our busiest mum on site. Phoebe our 19 year-old matriarch ring-tailed lemur can certainly be classed as a super mum having successfully reared more than 15 offspring – many of who can be spotted in Lemur Wood! This year, for your marvellous mothers … Continue reading Marking Mother’s Day
Today we’re bringing you another mini lesson. Find out more about our Lar gibbons with Conservation Officer, Chris Leeson.
What goes up, must come down – and in the case of sky lanterns and helium balloons – they can have devastating consequences to wildlife and the environment. In the last week DZC staff retrieved a children’s helium balloon from the otter enclosure, while we also found a used sky lantern in the 11th … Continue reading Sky lantern warning
This #FunFactFriday we’re bringing you another mini conservation lesson and this week we’re focussing on our binturong and Asian palm civet – both members of the viverridae mammal family.
DZC Conservation Officer Chris Leeson brings you another mini lesson – and this week we’re learning more about Sumatran tigers!