Four DZG primate keepers attended the first Great Ape Welfare Group Workshop, with one of our staff taking a starring role in the presentations. Pat Stevens, Jodie Dryden, Harley Hunt and Deb Pittaway took part in the one-day BIAZA event at Bristol Zoo Gardens which featured expert talks on how to provide the best care … Continue reading Ape workshop first
We’re hoping to give a helping hand to our native feathered friends ahead of the forthcoming breeding season. Coinciding with National Nest Box Week we’re installing two barn owl boxes by the chimpanzee enclosure as we’ve spotted the birds of prey flying around the lower part of the 40-acre zoo. DZG Conservation Officer Chris Leeson … Continue reading Helping hands for feathered friends
We’ve launched a brand new family admission ticket – so why not bring your troop for a DZG day out during half term. There are three different family-sized packages to choose from with the passes offering discounted rates to explore our 40-acre site and learn more about our incredible animals for up to two adults … Continue reading Family’s everything!
Presenter Heather John got crafty to make the Discovery Centre’s macaw Charlie, a new toy. Following a donation from Charlie’s long-term adopter, Christine Clive, Heather purchased metal bells, measuring spoons and plastic beads and chains, which she threaded together through plastic piping to make the jangly bird toy. Heather said: “Charlie loves noise so this … Continue reading Charlie’s new toys
We’re halfway to achieving our £800,000 target to build a new orangutan enclosure – but still need your help! Less than two years after launching our ambitious appeal to build a separate outdoor environment for our four critically endangered Bornean orangs, we’ve hit the midway milestone reaching £412,041. Zoo Director Derek Grove, said: “This is … Continue reading Halfway there!
The flags are flying at Dudley Zoological Gardens in readiness for this year’s borough St George’s Day celebrations. For the fourth consecutive year, the annual festival, run in conjunction with Dudley Council, is returning to the zoo and we’re inviting residents to join us on Sunday, April 28, between 3pm – 7pm for the bargain … Continue reading Flying the flag for St George!
There was a nice surprise in store for DZG Safari Shop worker Jo Smith when she bagged the Employee of the Month title. The Customer Services Team Member netted the honour, a certificate and gift vouchers in recognition of her excellent customer service skills and for coming into work at short notice when needed. The … Continue reading Great job Jo!
Chinese New Year celebrations are in full swing down on the farm as we celebrate the Year of the Pig! In Chinese culture pigs are the symbol of wealth as their chubby faces and big ears are considered signs of fortune. On the farm we have a family of six micro pigs. There’s mum and … Continue reading Piggin’ out for Chinese New Year!
Night vision camera traps have captured a family of badgers who have made DZG their home. The native black-and-white mammals have moved into an old enclosure on site and trigger motion equipment has filmed a family of six appearing from their underground sett. The footage is great news for our Conservation Officer Chris Leeson, who … Continue reading Night-time native visitors
A huddle of our ring-tailed lemurs had the right idea when it came to keeping toasty on a sunny winter’s day – a group hug! As the temperature dipped, the group gathered in a sunny spot on the ledge of one of the dens in their one-acre Lemur Wood home for a mass cuddle. Head … Continue reading Snuggle-up Sunday!