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Happy Earth Day!

It’s Earth Day and here at DZG we’re always looking at ways of doing things that don’t cost the earth! As the international awareness day celebrates the planet and focuses on the environmental issues it faces, our animals got to grips with paper planets of their own. Senior Keeper Stacey Evans and her daughter Lilly Continue reading Happy Earth Day!

Macaws move in

Eight stunning scarlet macaws have winged their way to DZG and moved into our impressive, newly-built aviary. The £30,000 development has given our new colourful residents plenty of space – more than 50 per cent extra room than the previous building. We were granted planning permission to demolish three parrot aviaries and replace them with Continue reading Macaws move in

Bamboo banquet

Offcuts from bamboo bushes at DZG have provided tasty treats for some of our animals. When members of our gardening team cut back the plants around the aviaries, they gave branches to keepers who shared it about their sections. Tapirs, kangaroos, red pandas, Barbary sheep and our giraffes, pictured with Keeper Ellis Robinson, all enjoyed Continue reading Bamboo banquet

Fire hose fun

Keepers got to grips with fire hose to produce a heart-shaped enrichment device for our animals. The seven staff gave up their own time to attend a workshop led by our Senior Primate Keeper Jodie Dryden in which they weaved old fire service hose into shapes which can be used to hold treats and browse. Continue reading Fire hose fun

Great ape fundraiser

We’re delighted to reveal our Ape Awareness Day pulled in more than £500 to help great apes in the wild and our own at Dudley Zoo. Half the £529.34 raised came from generous zoo supporters who bought key fobs of ape paintings created by four of our chimps. Visitors also took part in raffles to Continue reading Great ape fundraiser

DZG rocks!

Dudley Zoo is joining the nation’s treasure-hunt trend by hiding three beautifully painted rocks around our 40-acre site. The painted-rock craze, which involves decorating a rock and hiding it in a public place for someone to find, has already gripped some of our visitors. We’ve discovered some gorgeous ones (pictured above) on the Facebook page Continue reading DZG rocks!