There’ll be plenty of celebrating today as one of our heaviest animals, our youngest macaque and our newest arrival all share their birthdays. Our huge male Patagonian sealion Oba turns 18, our littlest Sulawesi crested black macaque Summer is three and our most recent resident Ellie the binturong has her first birthday. DZG Keepers will … Continue reading Three reasons to be cheerful!
Two DZG keepers took centre stage to share research findings and training techniques with zoo keepers from around the UK. Earlier this month, Senior Primate Keeper Jade Reddall and Ungulates Keeper Josh Luxton took part in the ABWAK (Association of British and Irish Wild Animal Keepers) Symposium 2018 at Longleat – and both impressed the 250-strong … Continue reading Talking animals
We’re celebrating the first World Chimpanzee Day tomorrow when visitors can get their hands on primate paintings by our seven gorgeous girls. Ape artwork by Fanny, Malaika, Mandy, Mali, Barbie, Banika and Binti will be on sale in our chimp indoor viewing area throughout the day. All proceeds will go to The Jane Goodall Institute … Continue reading Chimply the best!
One of our primate keepers caught our baby lar gibbon Gary having a swinging time during some family fun at DZG. Keeper Debbie Pittaway managed to film mum Meo swinging Gary to and fro as dad Huggy came down to ground level to join in the primate playtime. The delightful clip shows how well the … Continue reading Gary has a swinging time
Our gorgeous chimps went ape for an adorable album of baby snaps made to mark their two decades at Dudley Zoo. The seven females – Fanny and daughter Malaika, Mandy and daughter Mali, Barbie and daughters Banika and Binti – joined DZG from London Zoo exactly 20 years ago. To mark the milestone, … Continue reading Two decades at Dudley
Today we’re celebrating two birthdays – one old, one new – as we mark milestones for Fanny and Bubbles. Chimpanzee Fanny, our oldest ape at DZG, is 44 on the same day our most recent arrival, male giant anteater Bubbles, turned one. And while Fanny enjoyed chilling out, we knew exactly what to serve up … Continue reading Someone old, someone new!
We’re celebrating at the double today to mark Father’s Day and the third birthday of our male red panda, Gawa. In addition to making a fuss of all doting dads at Dudley Zoo – both resident and visiting fathers – we’re sending special birthday wishes to gorgeous Gawa. The red panda, also known as fire … Continue reading Here’s to Dads and Gawa
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
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