It didn’t take Dudley-born giraffe Kito long to find his feet at his new home – he’s already caught the eye of a female called Genevive. Keepers at Noah’s Ark Zoo Farm in Bristol sent us an adorable picture of four-year-old Kito, who left Dudley Zoo on Wednesday, entwined with his new companion Genevive. DZG … Continue reading Quick work Kito!
We’re saying a sad so long to our youngest giraffe Kito, who is leaving the Black Country for Bristol today. The four-year-old male, who was born here at Dudley Zoo to his late mum Mia and Dad Kubwa, is off to join the Somerset-based Noah’s Ark Zoo Farm. The 11ft-tall giraffe will be transferred to … Continue reading So long Kito
DZG’s new binturong Elliot arrived just in time to celebrate World Binturong Day today. This is the first time we’ve held the fascinating species and our gorgeous one-year-old binturong has been seen exploring his wonderful new enclosure. Elliot joined us from Olomouc Zoo in the Czech Republic and moved into his impressive £25,000 abode at … Continue reading Celebrating Elliot
Eight-year-old Caidan Price was certainly on a high after meeting Dudley Zoo’s giraffe family and feeding our handsome male Kubwa. And the West Bromwich schoolboy, who was given the feed experience for his 8th birthday, even dressed up his beloved teddy called ‘Bear’ as a giraffe for the occasion. Animal lover Caidan, who takes Bear … Continue reading When Caidan met Kubwa
Two lucky couples were all smiles after winning the terrific prize of tickling our tapirs during DZG’s World Tapir Day event. The chance to get cuddles with our Brazilan tapir family Chico, Meena and Luna was up for grabs in a raffle during our two-day tapir themed celebrations last weekend. On Saturday Lauren Crowe and … Continue reading All smiles
What has a feline face, a bear-like body, a tail like a monkey and smells of popcorn? It’s a binturong – the exciting new species at DZG. Elliot the one-year-old binturong, also known as a bearcat, has joined us from Olomouc Zoo in the Czech Republic and has moved into an incredible new £25,000 abode. … Continue reading Binturong makes Dudley debut
Dudley Zoo is celebrating a bundle of spring babies including a capuchin, a black lemur, a Barbary sheep and two bats. The latest additions to our 1,600-strong collection have all been born within the last 10 days, with the Barbary sheep birth being witnessed by visitors just two days ago. The baby boom kicked off … Continue reading Babies spring up
Today is World Tapir Day and this weekend DZG will be giving two lucky raffle winners chance to tickle our tapirs. Our whole weekend will be tapir themed including special tapir talks about the endangered species and the threats they face in the wild. There will also be a tapir fact trail, name the tapir … Continue reading Talking tapirs
It was a tall order when staff from a closing toy store delivered a giant giraffe mascot to his new home at Dudley Zoo. Staff from the Merry Hill branch of Toys R Us had asked us if we could accommodate Geoffrey the Giraffe as their store was shutting. Sadly all 100 Toys R Us … Continue reading Hi Geoffrey!
Offcuts from bamboo bushes at DZG have provided tasty treats for some of our animals. When members of our gardening team cut back the plants around the aviaries, they gave branches to keepers who shared it about their sections. Tapirs, kangaroos, red pandas, Barbary sheep and our giraffes, pictured with Keeper Ellis Robinson, all enjoyed … Continue reading Bamboo banquet