We’ve said au revoir to two male black howler monkeys who have left us to start a new adventure across the Channel. Brothers Arie and Becks, who were both born at Dudley Zoo, have gone to Zoo du Bassin d’Arcachon in France. Six-year-old Arie and Becks, aged five, will join the French collection and could … Continue reading Au revoir Arie and Becks
We’re bursting with excitement – a new male giant anteater has arrived at DZG and he’s called Bubbles. The friendly male arrived from Longleat Safari Park in Wiltshire on Monday and he’s already sneaked a kiss from our two-year-old female Romy. And he’ll soon be turning one so we’ll have to give him a special celebration … Continue reading Hello Bubbles
DZG has got Father’s Day all wrapped up as we’re giving dads a day out on us! Dads can receive free admission into the 40-acre zoo on Sunday June 17, with every full-paying adult or child, to spend the special day getting close to some of our rare and wonderful animals. DZG Marketing Assistant Louise … Continue reading Dads go free to DZG!
It was a Dream Night for hundreds of children as DZG hosted its first exclusive evening for chronically ill and disabled youngsters. More than 800 youngsters in the care of hospices, hospitals and charities came to the zoo with their families for the very special after hours event called Dream Night. Staff from the zoo … Continue reading Dream Night
After hanging out with bat conservationists, we’ve discovered up to nine species are roosting in off-show caverns at DZG. Our Conservation Officer Chris Leeson has been working with members of The Birmingham and Black Country Bat Group, known as Brumbats, in Big Ben cavern (at the back of DZG’s birds section) to monitor our wild … Continue reading Hanging out with bats
DZG’s African pygmy goats are loving their new playground thanks to the upcycling skills of our specialist maintenance men. Mike Grace and Paul Share, who work on special development projects across the zoo, transformed part of the old play equipment that was near our camels into a new playground for goats Crouch, Dilly and Daffy. … Continue reading Pygmy goat playtime
Dudley Zoo’s longest serving employee Andy Palmer has just notched up a tree-mendous 40 years as one of our gardeners. The 56-year-old started here as a gardener aged 16 – just two days after leaving Ellowes Hall Secondary School in Lower Gornal. Andy, who still lives in Lower Gornal, was surrounded by members of the gardening … Continue reading Andy’s anniversary
It’s World Otter Day and when better to celebrate our otterly adorable otter family than during Love Your Zoo Week? DZG visitors can learn more about our Asiatic short-clawed otter dad Buddy, mum Keyah and their two youngsters in a special feed and talk today, the International Otter Survival Fund’s World Otter Day. The family have … Continue reading Otterly gorgeous!
Yo ho ho! It was all hands on deck when DZG bird keepers played the part of ‘Parrots of the Caribbean’ to mark World Parrot Day. The whole team dressed as swashbuckling pirates outside The Round House near the bird aviaries yesterday to celebrate our stunning eight scarlet macaws on the special international day. Head … Continue reading Parrots of the Caribbean
We’ve had a very special party in our South American Paddock today – and we invited you along! It’s our little Brazilian tapir’s first birthday and we delivered a carrot-topped cake to lovely Luna, live on Facebook this morning. Here it is if you weren’t able to join us! Keeper Josh Luxton, who broadcast DZG’s … Continue reading Celebrating Luna live!