It’s International Macaque Day when we raise awareness of the critically endangered Sulawesi crested macaque. Their numbers have been slashed by 90 per cent over the last 30 years on their native Indonesian island of Sulawesi, because of extensive habitat loss due to farming and deforestation, as well as the illegal bush meat trade and … Continue reading Marking macaques
Our baby Sulawesi crested macaque is coming on leaps and bounds and she’s now got a name! Say hello to Keke – which means girl in Minahasan – the language of people in Northern Sulawesi in Indonesia, the native home of the critically endangered species. Keke was born to mum, Jasmine and dad, Tambo at … Continue reading Say hello to Keke
We’re excited to reveal a very special statue to help us highlight the plight of Madagascan lemurs. The gigantic steel artwork featuring a ring-tailed lemur leaping from one pole to another, with a baby gripping its back, provides a focal point in our one-acre walkthrough exhibit and is another way for us to engage with … Continue reading Leap of Faith revealed!
It’s Valentine’s Day and we’re showing the love for Madagascan lemurs today as we unveil a 30ft metal statue in their honour! We’re passionate about helping create a better future for these enigmatic creatures and our five species of lemur – ring-tailed, black-and-white ruffed, red ruffed, collared and black – are all amazing ambassadors for … Continue reading Showing the love for lemurs!
We’re very excited to announce the birth of a female Sulawesi crested macaque – a critically endangered species. Fourteen-year-old Jasmine gave birth to the little girl a week ago and both mum and baby are doing well, with keepers now thinking of a name for the zoo’s newest resident. Dad is eight-year-old, Tambo – a … Continue reading Baby macaque birth
There’s a real chill in the air these days, but we’ve got a variety of species on site who love the cold weather. Many of these animals are specially adapted to cope with the freezing temperatures in their natural habitats around the globe. And winter’s a great time at the zoo to come and see … Continue reading Cold loving animals!
There was only one way zoo member Rita Nicholls could mark her tenth year adopting Bornean orangutan, Jorong – by arranging a meet and greet with her favourite boy. And Rita always tries to visit our alpha male, who turned 25 last week, around his birthday. Rita, from Willenhall, said: “Jorong is such a character … Continue reading A milestone encounter!
Our primate keepers are tickled PINK to discover our newest gelada baby is a GIRL!!! The youngster, who was born on December 19, is only our second female out of eight juveniles and has been named Panya, an African name meaning crowned one. Lower Primates Keeper Jade Reddall, said: “We thought the name Panya was … Continue reading Our baby gelada is…
Keepers at Dudley Zoo and Castle are busy counting heads as part of the annual animal stocktake. It’s the time of year when zoos throughout the country are legally required to tot up every invertebrate, bird, mammal, reptile and amphibian, but with more than 200 species at the Midlands-based attraction, it’s easier said than done, … Continue reading Counting conundrum!
Keepers have sexed our newest yellow-breasted capuchin and it’s another boy, who they’ve named Deet. The baby was born in September to 16-year-old mum, Dinya and 12-year-old dad, Willow. Upper Primates Section Leader Pat Stevens, said: “Deet’s making fantastic progress and is proving popular with our visitors.” The critically endangered species form part of a … Continue reading Sweet Deet!