Dudley Zoo has enjoyed its busiest Bank Holiday weekend for decades, with more than 12,000 visitors over the three days. The glorious sunshine drew bumper crowds to our 40-acre site, including more than 200 zoo supporters who donned fancy dress to take part in our annual fundraising Walk on the Wild Side on Saturday. Across … Continue reading Bumper Bank Holiday
Dudley Zoo’s new scarlet macaws are settling well into their luxury lodgings and lapping up their five-a-day feasts. The eight vibrant birds arrived at DZG from Cornwall three weeks ago and moved into a large £30,000 home which replaced the 35-year-old group of three parrot aviaries. Head of Birds, Nicola Wright, said the South American … Continue reading Five-a-day feasts
Our six micro pigs had a cracking time when keepers laid on a post-Easter egg hunt for them. Staff down on the Farm at Dudley Zoo kept their empty Easter egg boxes to fill with a fruity feast for the hungry hogs. Senior Keeper Lesley Lewis said: “We filled the boxes with hay, apple and … Continue reading Piggin’ out
It’s Earth Day and here at DZG we’re always looking at ways of doing things that don’t cost the earth! As the international awareness day celebrates the planet and focuses on the environmental issues it faces, our animals got to grips with paper planets of their own. Senior Keeper Stacey Evans and her daughter Lilly … Continue reading Happy Earth Day!
DZG primate keepers have discovered our baby black and white ruffed lemur is a boy – and have called him Zeus. And it’s a special day to reveal his name – as today is his mum AND dad’s birthday! The handsome baby male – the first black and white ruffed born at DZG for 21 … Continue reading Hello little Zeus!
Ferrets Majik and Jack had a blast when DZG’s Education Team made them an indoor playground to see if they hit it off. Majik, a female or jill, and albino ferret Jack were given boxes, balls, tubes and tunnels to play with so staff could see if they got along and could be put together … Continue reading When Majik met Jack!
We’re going ape for the amazing artwork our chimps have painted to mark DZG’s Ape Awareness Day today. Brushstokes by Banika and Binti and masterpieces by Mali and Mandy have been printed and made into key rings to create unusual souvenirs which are being sold in aid of an ape conservation charity. The key fobs, … Continue reading Ape artists!
With many schools breaking up for Easter today, it’s an egg-cellent time to play at DZG! We’ve had impressive new play equipment installed at two of our play areas, just in time for the holidays. And first to try it out was seven-year-old Rebecca Bailey from Bath, whose school holiday started even earlier. The new … Continue reading School’s out!
There were big yawns all round this morning after everyone had an hour’s less sleep with the start of British Summer Time. With less time in bed for DZG’s animals and keepers after the clocks went forward an hour at 1am, signs of tiredness were showing first thing. Our Carpathian lynx Daisy was caught on … Continue reading Losing sleep!
It looked snow beautiful at DZG as some of our animals explored the white stuff. Despite being closed to visitors yesterday because of the wintry weather, our otters and red pandas in particular were having a ball. Senior Primate Keeper Jodie Dryden caught some of the recent snowy scenes on camera and made this wonderful … Continue reading Snow beautiful!