Introducing Dudley and Lola

Meet our newest arrivals – a cheeky chimp, called Dudley, and adventurous orang utan, named Lola.


They’ve been here a whole month and already they’re the best of friends and can’t wait to meet our young visitors when they hold their Birthday Parties on site.

And they won’t need any extra animal care, much to the keepers’ delight, as these two newcomers are hand puppets!

Dudley and Lola – pictured above with Retail Assistant, Kirsty Beckett, will quite literally be on hand to welcome birthday party groups at the DZG entrance as well as keeping children and the young-at-heart entertained waiting in queues during busy times.

DZG Visitor Service Manager, Adrian Pace, said: “Everybody loves meeting Dudley and Lola; they’ve been a huge hit since we introduced them.”

If you’d like to meet Dudley and Lola visit our Supporters Centre and book your next party online now > or call 0844 474 2272.

All parties last two hours and include animal encounters, face painting, lunchboxes for each child and limited free adult admission. All parties are for a minimum 10 and maximum of 20 children with the price also including downloadable invitations and a free family return ticket for the birthday child.