Primates

Birthday boy!

Look who’s sliding into his fourth birthday in style today! It’s Indah our lar gibbon off to find his birthday treats left inside the internal den by keepers. The birthday boy, who can easily be recognised from the rest of his family by his snowy white fur, was treated to his favourite foods of banana Continue reading Birthday boy!

Family members!

It’s fair to say Dudley Zoo has a special place in the hearts of one Coseley family – they hold 10 memberships between them. Members Wendy Gray, her three sons David, Gary and Ricky, two daughter-in-laws Stacey and Natalie and her four grandchildren, Jessica, Alex, Archie and Erica, all visit regularly – just as Wendy Continue reading Family members!

Twenty-four today!

Happy Birthday to our handsome Bornean orangutan, Jorong, who turns 24 today! And keepers were planning to include celery, the alpha male’s favourite food, on the menu as well as giving him new sheets and blankets to play with on his special day. Upper Primates Section Leader Pat Stevens said: “Jorong has been with us Continue reading Twenty-four today!

Delivering Christmas

Keepers on Christmas Day duty have stacks of fun with our animals as they deliver piles of festive food parcels around the site. Staff across all sections spent Christmas Eve gift wrapping boxes full of food, ready for the 1,600-strong animal collection to open today. Senior Keepers Sam Grove and Jodie Dryden were two of Continue reading Delivering Christmas

Present time for chimps

Our seven chimps are being spoilt rotten this festive season as one of their biggest fans has delivered Christmas Eve parcels for them all. Grandmother Wendy Gray, from Coseley, made up the seven gift bags of goodies – one for each of our gorgeous girls Fanny, Malaika, Mandy, Mali, Barbie, Banika and Binti – and Continue reading Present time for chimps

Warm support from Iceland

Warm-hearted Dudley staff from frozen food giant Iceland have pledged to support DZG’s orangs and our new enclosure appeal. The team from Iceland in the Churchill Shopping Centre has committed to helping the zoo’s orangs as an extension of the eco-friendly chain’s national campaign to save critically-endangered orangs in the wild. For the next year, Continue reading Warm support from Iceland

Money-spinning masterpieces

An artist aiding DZG’s orang appeal has helped fight animal extinction after his drawing of our tigress went under the hammer. Award-winning David Skidmore, who sketched our Sumatran tigress Daseep earlier in the year, was one of 400 artists and celebrities who donated original art to Explorers against Extinction’s Sketch for Survival auction. The tiger Continue reading Money-spinning masterpieces

Birthday girl Banika

We’re wishing our youngest and most playful chimp Banika many happy returns as she turned 24 today. The birthday girl enjoyed some dates and monkey nuts which were kindly donated to the all-female group by chimp lover and DZG member Wendy Gray. Senior Primate Keeper Jodie Dryden said: “Banika is definitely our cheekiest chimp and Continue reading Birthday girl Banika