DZG’s African spotted eagle owl, Kaiser, swooped in to launch Alzheimer’s Society’s Dudley Memory Walk.
Organisers are urging local folk to sign up for the Saturday, September 14 date at DZG and take part in a 2km stroll or 10km stretch around the site with a chance to see some of the world’s rarest animals en route.
The event, in partnership with Bupa Care Homes, offers free entry for anyone registered before the day.
Alzheimer’s Society community fundraiser, Gurdev Singh, said: “We are going to the zoo and YOU can come too!
“Memory Walk is for all generations from mums and dads to grandchildren and grandparents; when one person has dementia there is a big impact on the whole family it affects everyone.”
More than 4,000 people in the Dudley area are living with dementia with a total of 70,000-plus in the West Midlands.
African spotted eagle owl Kaiser and keeper Luke Millar, join Colin Whitford and wife Christine, of Kingswinford, to launch Alzheimer’s Society’s Dudley Memory Walk, in the courtyard of the 11th century Dudley Castle at the heart of the zoological gardens.