Baby news

Meet our newest arrival – a baby black lemur! The baby was born to mum, Barbara, last week and both are doing well. You can spot mum and baby, alongside dad, Bryan and older one year-old sibling twins, Charles and Camilla, in their habitat opposite the chimp paddock. Keepers are yet to confirm the newborn’s […]

Free day out for grandparents!

Thank nans and grandads for all that they do, by treating them to a free day out at Dudley Zoo! We’re celebrating National Grandparents’ Day (which falls on October 1), by offering complimentary entry for a grandparent with every full-paying child or adult ticket pre-booked from our website for next weekend – Saturday, September 30 […]

DZC receives trio of top awards!

We’re thrilled to announce we’ve scooped a gold and two silver honours in the prestigious British and Irish Association of Zoos and Aquarium (BIAZA) Awards, which celebrate excellence in the industry. We were awarded gold in the Diversity and Inclusion category for spearheading a campaign for allergy awareness following the installation of a number of […]

Swing into summer at DZC!

Swing into summer at Dudley Zoo and Castle as we shine the spotlight on our primate collection. Throughout the six-week school holiday we’ll be raising awareness about our primates, which range from the smallest pygmy marmosets to our impressive Bornean orangutans. And we’ll not only be celebrating the first birthdays of baby orangutans, Jim and […]

Baby news!

BIAZA zoos play a significant role in helping ensure the survival of some of the world’s rarest animals. And this Love Your Zoo Week, we’re very excited to announce we’ve had another baby sloth born at DZC! Linne’s Two-toed sloths, Flo and Reggie, welcomed their second offspring two weeks ago, making one year-old Button a […]

Happy and glorious!

Primate Keepers at DZC have discovered our rare baby black lemur twins are a boy and a girl and given the historic royal occasion, have named them Charles and Camilla! Lower Primates Section Leader, Jodie Dryden, said: “We’re really pleased to have both a boy and a girl, and we felt it was very apt […]

Baby black lemurs!

We’re thrilled to welcome not one, but two black lemur babies! Twelve-year-old Barbara gave birth to twins a fortnight ago. Both mum and babies are doing well and can be found in their enclosure opposite the chimpanzee paddock, alongside dad, 17-year-old Bryan. The births are extra special to DZC as we’re the European Endangered Species […]

Hello Chewie!

A female pygmy marmoset has arrived at DZC to form a new breeding group. Four-year-old Chewie arrived from Banham Zoo and has been paired with five-year-old male, Kingston, from our previous bachelor group. We currently only have the two pygmy marmosets after the remaining males from our last breeding group relocated to another UK collection. […]

Forest School starts!

We’ve had word from Sintang Orangutan Center (SOC) in Indonesia to say the first stage of work has started to build a second Forest School in Jerora, which DZC is funding. We’ve pledged £100,000 over a five-year period to SOC, which specialises in the rescue, rehabilitation and release of the great apes, which will enable […]