Critters visit Boating Fest

Visitors came face to face with a variety of DZG critters at the Black Country Boating Festival in Netherton. 

Outreach staff introduced members of the public to some of the zoo’s smallest furry and scaly animals during the event at Windmill End, including a ferret, guinea pig, snake and bearded dragon, as well as painting the faces of some of the festival’s younger visitors. 

If you stopped by and said hello, see if you can spot yourself in our snaps!

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PCSO Rachael Grainger and Courtney Slater and Millie Price from Netherton get hands on with Percy the bearded dragon and a snake!

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Amy Degg and Jessica Greenaway from Dudley cuddle up to Shadow the ferret

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Holly Bridgestone from Netherton gives Percy a stroke!

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Courtney Wright from Kates Hill and Lucy Mole from Cradley Heath are transformed into beautiful butterflies by DZG’s facepainters

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Leah and Harry Fisher from Oldbury say hello to Shadow

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Macey and her dad Grant Spittle from Holly Hall also get to meet Shadow!

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Michael Gameson from Kinver gets to grips with DZG’s snake

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                                                 Ozzie Hunter from Tipton gets up close to Percy

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Sophie-Lea Smith from Netherton shows off her fancy facepaint