Create a unique ‘zoovenir’

Calling all our arty young visitors – we’re challenging you to help us create a unique ‘zoovenir’ for our 80th anniversary.

We’re asking youngsters aged 15 and under to get creative and design a colourful DZG-themed mug to mark our celebratory year, with the winning entry made into a limited edition mug which will be sold in the Safari Shop.

Retail Manager, Isobel Blackwell, said: “This is a unique opportunity to design a piece of Dudley Zoo merchandise in our anniversary year and form part of our zoo history.

“We’re encouraging children to get creative and show 80 years of Dudley Zoo in their design,

“We’re looking forward to seeing the colourful entries and who knows, we could soon be drinking our next cuppa out of a DZG mug you designed!”

Application forms can be downloaded HERE or collected from the zoo entrance.

Entries need to be submitted by email to or handed into the zoo shop by March 31.


  • Incorporate 80 into the design.
  • Use bold colours – they stand out better on mugs.
  • Try to make your design as simple as possible.
  • Avoid lots of text.
  • Keep your design inside the rectangle on the application form.