Keeper Laura Partridge has been praised for her loyalty to DZC as she’s named our latest Employee of the Month. Laura, has been a familiar face in our Customer Services team for many years, where she usually leads our Little Keeper for a Day experiences. For the last few years she’s also volunteered on our … Continue reading Loyal Laura!
From today, visitors to DZC will need to scan a QR code upon entry at the turnstiles, as part of Covid-19 NHS Track and Trace procedures. To scan the code, you will need to download the NHS Covid-19 App, available on Apple and Android smartphones. For those who are unable to use the … Continue reading Track & Trace
Today, we’re marking International Red Panda Day, when we raise awareness of the threats facing these beautiful creatures. We hope you can spare us less than 3 minutes to watch the first instalment of ‘Conservation Matters’
We’ve got a very excited birthday girl on site today… Hitting double digits and turning 10 calls for a tiger-iffic cake! Happy Birthday to our gorgeous Daseep!
DZC staff leapt into action after a female Bennett’s wallaby died while nursing a young joey in her pouch. Senior Keeper Laura Robbins has now stepped in as surrogate mum to provide round-the-clock care for the four-month-old male, who’s been named Barney. Laura, said: “Barney was fully furred but was very tiny. “We’ve never hand … Continue reading Leaping into action
Everyone at DZC has been saddened to hear of the passing of our favourite supporter, Muriel Thatcher, who died earlier this year aged 93. A familiar face on site for eight decades, Muriel began her lifelong love affair with DZC after visiting on opening day – May 6, 1937 – and was well-loved by staff, … Continue reading In memory of Muriel
Throughout lockdown our keepers have been carrying out sterling work with our sea lions as they continue familiarising the girls with the Ultra Pod. The wooden pod, designed and built by DZC staff earlier this year, allows the veterinary team to hide away in the dark box to carry out ultrasounds on our female Patagonians … Continue reading Sterling work with sea lions
We’re sending congratulations to our recently retired Registrar and Research Co-ordinator, Dr David Beeston, who has been awarded Honorary Membership of BIAZA as a reflection of his lifelong career. Following his retirement at the end of June, we’re delighted BIAZA Council has honoured Dave with the accolade following his four-decade vocation here at DZC, where … Continue reading BIAZA honours Dave
Back in 2000, Lynne Grove laughed as a recruitment agency told her about a secretarial position at Dudley Zoo – little did she think back then she’d today be retiring from the role she loved 20 years later! Starting work as Personal Assistant to the Chief Executive, Lynne headed the zoo’s reception team before becoming … Continue reading Lynne leaves
It’s International Orangutan Day and we’re raising awareness for these critically endangered great apes. Rapid habitat loss, mainly due to palm oil plantations, as well as illegal poaching and hunting is pushing the primates to the brink of extinction. Experts also claim this magnificent species could be wiped off the planet in the next … Continue reading Celebrating orangs