Chimp art up for grabs!

DZG is offering primate lovers chance to get their hands on a unique piece of art – created by our very own chimps.


ABOVE – Malaika adds the finishing touches to the one-off masterpiece held by Lower Primates Section Leader Nicola Wright

Anyone who adopts one of our chimps or renews their chimp adoption before the end of the year will be entered into a raffle to win the colourful canvas.

Head of Lower Primates Nicola Wright said: “The girls had a good go at painting the canvas and the result is quite impressive. Most of the chimps had a go but Malaika did the most and added the finishing touches.

“We thought it would make a special present for anyone who is crazy about our chimps.”

This isn’t the first time our artistic apes have painted a picture. Back in March, Mandy brushed up on her painting skills and created a masterpiece which is now on the wall in our Monkey Tails exhibit.

That artwork came about quite by chance as keepers had bought the painting kit as a birthday present for Banika.

Unfortunately, Banika wasn’t in the slightest bit interested in the paints so keepers shared them around and soon realised Mandy was a natural with a brush.

We have seven female chimps at Dudley Zoo – Mandy, Fanny, Barbie, Malaika, Binti, Mali and Banika – who can all be adopted.

Adoptions make great Christmas presents – but hurry, as Santa reminds us below, only 18 days to go!


Anyone interested in our adoption packages should call 01384 215313 or CLICK HERE 

Be in it to win it… The raffle will run until December 31