Some of DZG’s iconic features are to be showcased on a Dudley school’s website.
St Edmund and St John’s CE Primary, based in neighbouring Beechwood Road, is setting up a new website and staff came on site to photograph animals including rare Asiatic lions, Sumatran tigers and Rothschild giraffes.
Eileen Golder, St Edmund and St John’s school Business Manager, pictured with photographer James Kearns, said: “The school currently doesn’t have a website, so we decided to set one up and feature some of the town’s most iconic scenes and buildings and what is more iconic of Dudley than Dudley Zoo and Castle.
“The zoo is five minutes from school and we come here at least three times a year on trips to support our curriculum and it’s a place our children always recognise and identify with.
“We regularly get pupils running in to tell us that they’ve heard a lion roaring while they’ve been playing outside, so they’ll love seeing pictures of the zoo on our website.”
As well as snapping some of the zoo’s most popular species staff also photographed the 11th century Dudley Castle.
DZG Press Officer, Rachel Hickman, said: “We were delighted to be able to help St Edmund and St John’s CE Primary School and look forward to seeing their new website up and running very soon.”