Say hello to Jinka our baby gelada BOY! The youngster, who was born on March 6, has been named after a market town in southern Ethiopia – the native homeland of the species and was given the moniker by Keeper Stephanie Ballard who was the first to find the newborn. Senior Keeper Jodie Dryden said: … Continue reading Say hello to Jinka!
Well hello little one! Meet our newest addition to our gelada troop! The baby was born on March 6 to 11-year-old mum, Jimma and 14-year-old dad Ebano and is our sixth youngster. Senior Keeper Jodie Dryden said: “This is Jimma’s second baby so she’s already an experienced mum and the newborn looks to be thriving. … Continue reading Hello little one!
Here’s definitely something to brighten your Monday morning…meet our very cute newborn baby black-and-white ruffed lemur! And that’s not all – as there’s another one hiding in the box as we’ve had twins! The babies were born to 17-year-old mum, Olivia and 25-year-old dad, Broom, on February 19 in the Small Primate House and have … Continue reading Peepo baby!
Pssst, Frank the ring-tailed lemur here, just to let you know that Lemur Wood is closed for a little while as we’re getting a new-look home! We’re all very excited, apparently we’re getting new pathways and steps around our one-acre walkthrough and a Madagascan information hut which you’ll be able to read all about the … Continue reading Lemur Wood closes for revamp
We’ve launched a brand new family admission ticket – so why not bring your troop for a DZG day out during half term. There are three different family-sized packages to choose from with the passes offering discounted rates to explore our 40-acre site and learn more about our incredible animals for up to two adults … Continue reading Family’s everything!
We’re halfway to achieving our £800,000 target to build a new orangutan enclosure – but still need your help! Less than two years after launching our ambitious appeal to build a separate outdoor environment for our four critically endangered Bornean orangs, we’ve hit the midway milestone reaching £412,041. Zoo Director Derek Grove, said: “This is … Continue reading Halfway there!
The flags are flying at Dudley Zoological Gardens in readiness for this year’s borough St George’s Day celebrations. For the fourth consecutive year, the annual festival, run in conjunction with Dudley Council, is returning to the zoo and we’re inviting residents to join us on Sunday, April 28, between 3pm – 7pm for the bargain … Continue reading Flying the flag for St George!
A huddle of our ring-tailed lemurs had the right idea when it came to keeping toasty on a sunny winter’s day – a group hug! As the temperature dipped, the group gathered in a sunny spot on the ledge of one of the dens in their one-acre Lemur Wood home for a mass cuddle. Head … Continue reading Snuggle-up Sunday!
We’re marking Flashback Friday today, but as it’s also Working Naked Day (yes you read that right!) we’re turning back the clock 10 years to when a group of brave zoo keepers bared all in a saucy charity calendar! The daring team shed their uniforms to feature in the 2009 DZG calendar, which raised hundreds … Continue reading A decade celebrating lemurs
Dudley Zoo’s orangs showed some real ape-reciation for art when they came face-to-face with their images on a stunning canvas. Orangutans – one of only a few species able to recognise their own image – gave the artwork a definite thumbs up when their keeper showed them one of the zoo’s limited edition prints. The … Continue reading Art ape-reciation!