Keepers came up with a n-ice idea to keep our otter family cool as the UK heatwave continues. Our Asiatic short-clawed otter mum and dad, Keyah and Buddy, and their two offspring were treated to a fishy feast – but it was all set in 10 litres of ice. Keeper Josh Luxton made the giant … Continue reading Otterly cool!
There’ll be plenty of celebrating today as one of our heaviest animals, our youngest macaque and our newest arrival all share their birthdays. Our huge male Patagonian sealion Oba turns 18, our littlest Sulawesi crested black macaque Summer is three and our most recent resident Ellie the binturong has her first birthday. DZG Keepers will … Continue reading Three reasons to be cheerful!
Two DZG keepers took centre stage to share research findings and training techniques with zoo keepers from around the UK. Earlier this month, Senior Primate Keeper Jade Reddall and Ungulates Keeper Josh Luxton took part in the ABWAK (Association of British and Irish Wild Animal Keepers) Symposium 2018 at Longleat – and both impressed the 250-strong … Continue reading Talking animals
DZG’s black bear Inca – thought to be the oldest in the world – is doing un-bear-lievably well after sailing through her annual health check. And one of the key factors helping the much-loved 38-year-old’s current fine form is this heatwave, which is doing her joints the world of good. As the oldest Asiatic black … Continue reading Un-bear-lievably well
A mouth-watering melon was the perfect present for our Brazilian tapir mum Meena as she turned sweet sixteen today. The birthday girl devoured the sweet treat with a little help from her 16-year-old partner Chico, who nuzzled in to share the gift when Meena had got about half way through. Keeper Josh Luxton said: “Meena … Continue reading Sweet sixteen
Today is World Camel Day so we’re asking you to get the hump – and pin it on the camel as part of our weekend celebrations. ‘Pin the hump on the camel’ is one of the fun games on our information stand which will be outside the camel enclosure all weekend and there’s chance to … Continue reading Camel capers
Dudley Zoo’s two giraffes have created some on the hoof art to raise funds for their threatened cousins in the wild. Two original canvases, one painted by our 17-year-old male Kubwa and the other by nine-year-old female Josie, will be up for grabs in a raffle during our weekend event to mark World Giraffe Day. … Continue reading On the hoof art!
We’re bursting with excitement – a new male giant anteater has arrived at DZG and he’s called Bubbles. The friendly male arrived from Longleat Safari Park in Wiltshire on Monday and he’s already sneaked a kiss from our two-year-old female Romy. And he’ll soon be turning one so we’ll have to give him a special celebration … Continue reading Hello Bubbles
Birthday girl Ruby Holloway definitely dressed the part when she came to DZG to feed her adopted giraffe, Kubwa. The eight-year-old Huntingtree Primary School pupil from Halesowen wore a black hoodie with ‘Kubwa’ printed on the sleeve and a pink t-shirt with his photo on. Both garments said ‘Kubwa’s Adopted Mommy 2018’ as the giraffe-mad … Continue reading Kubwa clothing!