Primate keepers have discovered our gorgeous lar gibbon baby is a boy and have called him Gary. And our twin ring-tailed lemurs, who were born just four days after Gary, have been given unisex names Sulu and Sarek, as they have not yet been sexed. The lar gibbon and ring-tailed lemurs, which are both classed … Continue reading Gorgeous Gary
Spotting newborn animals at DZG has been made extra easy – even if they are as tiny as our adorable new pygmy marmoset. Circular signs saying ‘Zoo baby here’ have gone up in our Small Primate House after the minute monkey was born on May 1 to mum Pam and dad Hendrix. The little one is … Continue reading Baby spotting
Dudley Zoo is celebrating a bundle of spring babies including a capuchin, a black lemur, a Barbary sheep and two bats. The latest additions to our 1,600-strong collection have all been born within the last 10 days, with the Barbary sheep birth being witnessed by visitors just two days ago. The baby boom kicked off … Continue reading Babies spring up
It’s International Macaque Week and DZG is raising awareness and funds for critically endangered cousins of our six macaques. Hot on the heels of International Macaque Day in March, this time there’s a whole week to celebrate the species and help promote the amazing work of Selamatkan Yaki – a project working with Sulawesi crested … Continue reading It’s all about macaques
DZG primate keepers have discovered our baby black and white ruffed lemur is a boy – and have called him Zeus. And it’s a special day to reveal his name – as today is his mum AND dad’s birthday! The handsome baby male – the first black and white ruffed born at DZG for 21 … Continue reading Hello little Zeus!
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
Our seven chimps were fed by one of their biggest fans when DZG member Wendy Gray was given a Close Encounter experience. The 54-year-old chimp fan, who visits our seven female apes twice a week and brings keepers treats and toys for them, cried tears of joy when she received the Meet the Chimps experience … Continue reading Wendy’s tears of joy
DZG is delighted to announce we’ve had our first black and white ruffed lemur birth in 21 years. The gorgeous baby lemur was born a couple of weeks ago but has only just popped out of its nesting box. The young black and white ruffed lemur – which are classed as critically endangered in the … Continue reading Rare baby makes appearance
We’re going ape for the amazing artwork our chimps have painted to mark DZG’s Ape Awareness Day today. Brushstokes by Banika and Binti and masterpieces by Mali and Mandy have been printed and made into key rings to create unusual souvenirs which are being sold in aid of an ape conservation charity. The key fobs, … Continue reading Ape artists!
It certainly was a Good Friday for DZG’s adorable Bornean orang Sprout who turned seven today. Upper Primates keepers delivered piles of pressies to our excited little one who immediately started unwrapping the paper to get to the goodies inside. Section Leader Pat Stevens said: “We filled boxes with straw and added seeds, apples and … Continue reading Sprout’s Good Friday!