It’s fair to say Dudley Zoo has a special place in the hearts of one Coseley family – they hold 10 memberships between them.
Members Wendy Gray, her three sons David, Gary and Ricky, two daughter-in-laws Stacey and Natalie and her four grandchildren, Jessica, Alex, Archie and Erica, all visit regularly – just as Wendy did with her father as a youngster.
She said: “The zoo is where my dad used to bring us when we were little and I’ve always tried to keep that memory alive with my family.
“I’ve bought annual memberships for all of them so they can visit as regularly as they can and support the work the zoo does and the conservation campaigns it supports.”
PICTURED: (Back left to right) Gary Gray, Natalie Edwards, Wendy Gray, David Warmer, (front left to right) Erica Gray, Alex Warmer, Archie Warmer and Jessica Warmer are all proud members of DZG.
The generous grandmother, who adores our seven female chimps and often brings them treats, even encourages her grandchildren to save their pennies to buy goodies for the primates.
Marketing Manager Andrea Hales said: “We’re so grateful to Wendy, her family and all our members who make a big difference to our endangered animals.
“Not only does the membership package last all year, the purchase actively supports our vital conservation programmes and helps pay for special animal treats, toys, bedding, health checks, food bills, heating and more.”
All members receive unlimited access to the zoo for a year, a quarterly e-newsletter, 10% off all retail purchases over £5 from our Safari gift shop, 10% discount on animal experiences, zoo keeper for a day and birthday parties along with Friends & Family days and discounted prices for events.
And anyone who renews within seven days of the expiry date will receive 13 months for the price of 12. Packages start from £32 for children aged three to 15 and £49 for adults, with concessions available.