Primates

Another birth!

We’ve had another baby arrive in the Small Primate House and we’re thrilled it’s our third critically endangered black-and-white ruffed lemur in two months! The youngster is the first offspring of 17 year-old mum, Anna and 15 year-old dad, Earl and was born on April 21 – eight weeks after we welcomed twins to fellow Continue reading Another birth!

Scent-sational fundraising!

We’re saying a huge THANK YOU to kindhearted pupils at a Dudley primary school who carried out some scent-sational fundraising for our Orangutan Appeal. The crafty seven and eight year-old children in Owls class at Woodsetton School made lavender scented hearts from recycled materials, which they sold for 50p each, during a recent Recycling Day. Continue reading Scent-sational fundraising!

Planting for primates

It’s National Gardening Week and keepers have started their own veg patch for our primates. The Lower Primate team have transformed an off-show undeveloped area on the lower zoo site and started growing a selection of greens for the likes of our chimpanzees, spider and howler monkeys including runner beans, spinach, beetroot, courgettes, aubergines and Continue reading Planting for primates

A tell-tail sign!

There’s a clear tell-‘tail’ sign our newly arrived female Coppery titi monkey, Tilda, is already making an impression on male, Frank! Tilda, aged four, has recently been paired with ten year-old Frank following her relocation from La Vallée des Singes in France and the couple were spotted tail twining within days! Senior Keeper Sian-Leigh Simner, Continue reading A tell-tail sign!

Loving the lemurs!

Our free-roaming lemurs are loving their new-look home and we’ve had great feedback from visitors too! The one-acre walkthrough paddock, which opens each day from 11am, was relaunched a week ago following a £100,000 facelift and is home to more than 20 black-and-white ruffed, collared and ring-tailed lemurs – including two new arrivals… have you Continue reading Loving the lemurs!

Lemur Wood reopens!

The cast of Madagascar the Musical officially cut the ribbon to our new look Lemur Wood and were the first visitors to see the revamp! We’ve undertaken a £100,000 facelift on the popular one-acre walkthrough, which is home to more than 20 free-roaming black-and-white ruffed, collared and ring-tailed lemurs. Zoo Director Derek Grove said: “For Continue reading Lemur Wood reopens!

A cracking Easter!

We’re looking forward to a cracking Easter with the relaunching of Lemur Wood and baby animals aplenty! We’re gearing up to reopen the one-acre walkthrough exhibit on Saturday which has undergone a £100,000 revamp and is home to more than 20 free-roaming rare Madagascan lemurs. Marketing Manager Andrea Hales said: “We have plenty going on Continue reading A cracking Easter!

Our mums are wishing all you marvellous mums a very happy Mothering Sunday! We have furry, feathered and scaly mums of all shapes and sizes across our 40-acre site, but the one thing they all have in common with your magnificent mum is the special bond they form with their offspring. We’re looking forward to Continue reading Celebrating marvellous mothers!

It’s great to be eight!

We’re sending birthday greetings to our cheeky Bornean orangutan Sprout who’s eight today! The birthday girl received a sack full of tasty treats wrapped in colourful tissue paper for breakfast this morning, but keepers have plenty more fun and games in store for her throughout the day and there’s also going to be orang-friendly cake Continue reading It’s great to be eight!