DZC has been given the go ahead to begin developing plans to renovate a further four of the site’s iconic 1930’s Tecton structures. A £120,000 grant from the Getty Foundation’s Keeping It Modern initiative will allow repair proposals to be carried out on the Discovery Centre (the former Moat Café), Queen Mary Restaurant (formerly the … Continue reading Grant funds Tecton revamp
We recently welcomed a very familiar face back to DZC as part of a BBC One documentary looking back at his extraordinary life – which changed forever here at the zoo. Sir Lenny Henry, who is also a former zoo employee, showed Presenter Alan Yentob around the 40-acre site, as part of the arts … Continue reading Lenny visits DZC
If you love your amazing mum as much as Dakota loves his amazing mum Daisy, then why not treat her to a free day out at DZG this Mother’s Day? From tiniest pygmy marmoset Pam to Bornean orangutan Jazz, we’ve got mums of all shapes and sizes across the 40-acre zoo site. Marketing Manager Andrea … Continue reading Mum’s the word!
The Queen Mary Restaurant at DZG has an array of tempting festive fare to warm up our visitors throughout December. For the next few weeks the restaurant is serving a selection of seasonal delights including mulled wine, mulled cider, Baileys hot chocolate and delicious hot turkey baps. Catering Team Leader Becky Mills said: “We’ve got some … Continue reading Festive food is served!
DZG has vowed to fight plastic waste and back a UK campaign to highlight the damage it wreaks on our oceans and wider environment. We’re supporting efforts from the British and Irish Association of Zoos and Aquariums (BIAZA) to get its members and their visitors to reduce levels of plastic being used on site. Already our … Continue reading Plastics pledge
Dudley Zoo was delighted to welcome 50 primate keepers from across Europe for the first ever macaque species workshop. The successful BIAZA (British and Irish Association of Zoos and Aquariums) Macaque Workshop was led by our Senior Primate Keeper Jodie Dryden with the help of her Lower Primate colleagues. Jodie, also Co-Chair of the BIAZA … Continue reading Macaque matters
Marketing staff from various UK attractions congregated at Dudley Zoo for a seminar to share ideas and improve visitor experiences. The British Association of Leisure Parks, Piers and Attractions (BALPPA) meeting was hosted by DZG in the Queen Mary Restaurant earlier this week. Marketing staff from attractions including Paignton Zoo, Colchester Zoo, Dreamland in Margate, … Continue reading Attracting new ideas
Young visitors to the Oak Kitchen are in for some freakish fun as they can design their own pumpkin poster this Halloween. Children using the café at DZG’s Queen Mary Restaurant are invited to colour in their own pumpkin pattern and the most fang-tastic ones will go up on the noticeboard. Catering Manager Lisa Ward … Continue reading Freakishly fun posters
Things are set to get spooky at Dudley Zoo as staff prepare for ghoulish goings-on at our Halloween Hocus Pocus events. Customer Services Team Member Holly Kennings is one of the gang gearing up for our three spook-tacular evenings for daring youngsters on Monday 29, Tuesday 30 and Wednesday 31 October. The after-hours fun kicks … Continue reading Ghoulish goings-on!
New colour-coded recycling bins have gone out around the zoo to encourage visitors to help us separate out waste and become even greener. DZG already avoids 86 per cent of waste going to landfill through recycling – even our animal waste is composted down into fertilizer – but we want to do more. So far … Continue reading Talking rubbish!