Safari Shop

Elfie selfie!

There was just time for a quick s-elfie in our Winter Wonderland grotto today, as our elves gear up for their busiest night of the year. Elves Sarah Holt, Lauren Westwood and Charlotte Burrows are some of the top team who have been welcoming thousands of youngsters to our magical grotto set inside the 11th Continue reading Elfie selfie!

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

Plastics pledge

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

Exclusive ape art goes on sale

The wraps are off – today we’re thrilled to reveal the stunning ape artwork being sold in aid of our £800,000 orang enclosure appeal. Just 100 signed limited edition canvasses of our Bornean orangutans Benji, Jorong, Jazz and Sprout have been produced exclusively for DZG from an original drawing donated by award-winning artist David Skidmore. Continue reading Exclusive ape art goes on sale

Zombie alert!

It’s just two weeks until Dudley Castle is transformed into an open air cinema showing the cult zombie movie Night of the Living Dead. The 11th century castle will become the dramatic backdrop as the horror film – celebrating its 50th anniversary this year – is shown on Friday, August 3. For the third year Continue reading Zombie alert!

Greetings from Ow Bin Ya Sands!

Who better to unveil Dudley Zoo’s new bostin’ beach than the Queen of the Black Country, comedienne Doreen Tipton? We’re delighted the much-loved Black Country star will officially declare Ow Bin Ya Sands open this afternoon – just in time for our May half term visitors to use. DZG is also proud to be the Continue reading Greetings from Ow Bin Ya Sands!

Planet-saving sweets!

DZG’s Safari Shop today joined a sweet maker’s war on single-use packaging by becoming one of the first UK retailers to stock treats in compostable bags. In partnership with Calico Cottage’s new brand, The Cambridge Confectionery Company, the zoo will be stocking sweets wrapped in compostable bags which break down and disappear in soil in Continue reading Planet-saving sweets!

Choose eggs-tra carefully!

DZG is urging people to think eggs-tra carefully when buying sweet treats this Easter and say no to palm oil. Concerned keepers at Dudley Zoo say many chocolate eggs contain unsustainable palm oil which devastates the habitats of wild cousins of our two Sumatran tigers and four Bornean orangs. They say we should check the ingredients labels Continue reading Choose eggs-tra carefully!