It may be Easter Monday, but we’ve let Santa know he’s got extra sleigh-pullers this Christmas, as we’ve had two baby reindeer born – and they’re very cute! Genie was born on April 14th to five year-old mum, Jasmine and Winnie arrived two days later to mum, Sunflower, also five. Dad to both calves is … Continue reading Santa’s new sleigh-pullers
We’ve got some VERY exciting news…and it’s another first for DZC! Say hello to our beautiful baby sloth!!! Flo gave birth to her first youngster late afternoon on April 4, with the arrival coming as a surprise to keepers who spotted the baby as they delivered our pair of Linne’s two-toed sloths their supper. DZC … Continue reading Hello baby!
We’re kicking off the Easter holidays by bringing you some very adorable images of our newly hatched and very fluffy cygnets! The pair are baby black swans and are offspring to Sylvia and Clive, who recently relocated to the South American pools, opposite the Discovery Centre, from Lorikeet Lookout. It’s been more than 30 years … Continue reading Adorable cygnets!
We’re delighted to receive a share of a £150K grant awarded to Dudley Council, which will enable us to build a Changing Places on site. The new facility, which has been made possible following the council’s successful application to central government under the Changing Places Toilet Programme fund, will be specially designed for visitors with … Continue reading Changing Places
Don’t forget our Presenter talks running throughout the Easter holidays – our giraffes feature in the daily line-up! Running every day for the next two weeks, visitors can find out more about a few of our exotic species, with talks held at the relevant animal enclosures. 12pm – Tigers 12.15pm – Lynx 12.30pm – Giraffes … Continue reading Easter talks
Come and join us in a month’s time – on Saturday, May 7 – when we’ll be marking our 85th anniversary with a special birthday party in the castle courtyard. Visitors are encouraged to come in fancy dress, either 1930’s or animal themed, with all participants entered into a draw to win an animal adoption. … Continue reading Celebrating 85 years
Have you managed to see Helga over the last few days? The three-year-old wolverine arrived at DZC on Thursday and keepers say she has settled quickly. Curator Richard Brown, said: “Helga has settled brilliantly. “She’s utilising her new outdoor space really well and has been really active as she investigates – she bounds around, it’s … Continue reading Helga settles in
Visitors to DZC are guaranteed a cracking time this Easter. There’s lots of egg-citement with the arrival of Helga, the wolverine, a brand new species for the zoo. There’s also a number of baby animals to spot, including gorgeous Gizmo, the giant anteater pup and barbary lambs, Claire, Jorge and Stella. Down on the farm … Continue reading A cracking Easter at DZC!
Sniff sniff… There’s something different around here, Becca and I can smell something new…. The keepers have told us we’ve got a new neighbour, it’s a wolverine apparently, but she doesn’t half have a whiff about her. We’ve heard they have quite a pungent odour to mark their territory and they’re not kidding, which is … Continue reading Sniff sniff…
Say hello to Helga – our new wolverine! The three-year-old arrived from Whipsnade Zoo yesterday and is the first wolverine we’ve held at DZC in our 85 years. She’s moved into the former Howler monkey enclosure, which has been completely redeveloped over the last few weeks. Her crate was lowered into the 1930’s Tecton on ropes … Continue reading Hello Helga!