Dudley Zoo’s two giraffes have created some on the hoof art to raise funds for their threatened cousins in the wild. Two original canvases, one painted by our 17-year-old male Kubwa and the other by nine-year-old female Josie, will be up for grabs in a raffle during our weekend event to mark World Giraffe Day. … Continue reading On the hoof art!
DZG’s Russian-named meerkats Oleg, Sergei, Mikhail and Aleksandr are all set for kick off later after their own World Cup warm-up. Keeper Josh Luxton popped a papier mâché ball, bearing the FIFA World Cup Russia 2018 logo, into the meerkat enclosure so the mischievous mammals could have a kick about ahead of the first whistle. Josh … Continue reading Feast of football!
More than 600 toddlers and families pounded the paths around Dudley Zoo and Castle to pull in pounds for children’s charity Barnardo’s. DZG monkey mascot Monty was joined by TV’s Teletubby Po and charity ambassador Rebekah Vardy, of I’m A Celebrity fame, as the Barnardo’s Big Toddle got underway yesterday. And we’re expecting hundreds more youngsters … Continue reading Terrific toddling!
It was far from a snap decision when DZG Assistant Curator Jay Haywood picked the winners in a college photography competition. Judge Jay had the difficult task of choosing two winners and two-runners up from more than 100 entries submitted by 25 Dudley College of Technology students in the competition to create a striking conservation … Continue reading Students in focus
Meet the man with the £2,500 weekly shopping bill whose new job is to make sure all Dudley Zoo’s animals are well fed. Gaz Arnold has joined DZG as store manager and with 1,600 animals in our collection – that’s a lot of mouths to feed! The dad-of-two from Tipton is responsible for arranging food … Continue reading Gaz’s zoo role
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