Today is World Tapir Day and this weekend DZG will be giving two lucky raffle winners chance to tickle our tapirs. Our whole weekend will be tapir themed including special tapir talks about the endangered species and the threats they face in the wild. There will also be a tapir fact trail, name the tapir … Continue reading Talking tapirs
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!
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
Thrill-seekers have just a few more days to snap up the last few tickets for our special Paranormal Evening at Dudley Castle. Hosted by spiritualist medium Craig Morris, the event takes place in the Castle grounds this Saturday from 8pm until 2am and includes a ghost tour, vigils, glass divination and table tipping. There is … Continue reading Date with the paranormal
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
Our female guinea pigs are enjoying an extension to their castle enclosure – and its architecture is very in-keeping with DZG. The seven girls – all named after Disney characters – now have a curvy Tecton replica of our meerkat enclosure linked to their castle hideout. There is a tunnel joining the two structures, which … Continue reading Animal architecture
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
Young school visitors can get an idea of the full scale of our super-sized spider, as we’ve boxed one of her moults. When Ebony the Brazilian salmon pink bird-eating tarantula last shed her skin, keepers down on the Farm decided to put it in a clear box so school visitors can get close to the … Continue reading Ebony’s exoskeleton
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
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!