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Dini flies in!

Have you spotted our newest tropical addition to the Queen Mary aviary? Dini, the green aracari, arrived at DZC at the end of last year, but has only recently headed outside to join the scarlet ibis, mandarin ducks, ringed teals and puna ibis. One of the smallest members of the toucan family, green aracaris are Continue reading Dini flies in!

Calendar comp

HELLO! Don’t forget our photography competition – when your work could appear in our fundraising DZC 2023 calendar! There’s still plenty of time to enter, as the deadline isn’t until April 30 and with the sun set to shine all week, it’s a great time to grab your camera and get snapping. We’re on the Continue reading Calendar comp

Film nights are back!

Grab the buckets of popcorn as our open-air cinema nights are back this spring! We’ve teamed with QUAD to showcase Pretty Woman on Friday, May 6 and Pulp Fiction on Saturday, May 7 in the courtyard of the 11th century castle and tickets are now available – perfect for any last-minute Mother’s Day purchases! Zoo Continue reading Film nights are back!

Recycle & reuse

From collecting drinks cans and plastic bottles from visitors to reusing cardboard parcel boxes and bedsheets as enrichment for our animals, we try to reuse and recycle as much as we can here at DZC and we’re encouraging others to do the same this Global Recycling Day! We recycle printer toners and cartridges in the Continue reading Recycle & reuse

Simon celebrates 30 years!

When a fresh-faced 24-year-old Simon Beattie first arrived as DZC’s Accounts Assistant in 1992, he never imagined he’d still be here, in a job he loves, 30 years later! In honour of his long service, Simon was presented with retail vouchers and thanked for his valued contribution to the continuing success of the charity. There’s Continue reading Simon celebrates 30 years!

Gorgeous Gizmo!

Say hello to GIZMO, our newly-named baby giant anteater pup! We still don’t know whether the seven-week-old is a boy or girl yet, but the baby is making tremendous progress and is growing quickly! Lots of visitors have already been lucky enough to glimpse Gizmo snuggled on mum, Lyra’s back over the last few weeks, Continue reading Gorgeous Gizmo!

DZC covid update

With covid guidance changing this week, we’re still asking visitors to continue wearing face masks (if not medically exempt) in Lemur Wood to protect our primates. Certain animal species are particularly susceptible to catching coronavirus and in addition to visitors to our one-acre walkthrough Lemur exhibit, we also ask all our animal experience and keeper Continue reading DZC covid update

Calendar photography competition

Calling all amateur photographers…we need your help! As part of DZC’s 85th anniversary celebrations, we’re planning on launching a 2023 fundraising zoo calendar and we’re on the hunt for images which depict the quirkiness of DZC, including our animals, 11th century Dudley Castle and architecture. That’s where you come in! We’re looking for a number Continue reading Calendar photography competition