Renovation work continues

Renovation work has continued in earnest at Dudley Zoo and Castle, with a bush dog enclosure transformed ahead of the arrival of a new breeding pair. Twenké and Dora arrived within days of each other mid November, with one-year-old male, Twenké, joining the Midlands attraction from Thoiry ZooSafari in France, while five-year-old female, Dora, was sent […]

DZC in Three Little Birds

Did you spot some familiar backdrops in last night’s Three Little Birds on ITV? Written by Dudley’s Sir Lenny Henry, we were delighted to welcome Lenny and the cast and crew of his new drama on-site last November, as they filmed scenes for episode five. And regular visitors may have even caught a quick glimpse […]

CBeebies stars welcome Santa!

Two CBeebies stars helped us kickstart our Christmas festivities, as they welcomed Santa to his popular grotto, which opens TODAY! Father Christmas was greeted by children’s television presenters Evie Pickerill and Gyasi Sheppy, who are both starring in Wolverhampton Grand Theatre’s pantomime, Snow White. Dudley Zoo’s Media and Communication Officer, Rachel Hickman, said: “Over the […]

Hello Twenké and Dora!

Say hello to Twenké and Dora, our new bush dogs, who have spent the last few days exploring their new-look habitat. Brought together as a breeding pair, both dogs arrived within days of each other last week, with one-year-old male, Twenké, joining us first from Thoiry ZooSafari in France, while five-year-old female, Dora, was sent from […]

Congratulations Sam!

Congratulations to Carnivore Section Leader, Sam Grove, who has been named our latest Employee of the Month. Sam was nominated for the top title by Marketing Manager Andrea Hales, after stepping in to host an evening paranormal event. Andrea said: “We’re very grateful to Sam for providing last minute cover for staff absence to enable […]

Conservation Matters!

Last year we pledged £100,000 over a five-year period to Sintang Orangutan Center in Indonesia to enable them to build a second Forest School for rescued orangutans. Twelve months on we’ve received a wonderful update to say the school in Jerora is now complete and the first group of orangutans – six-year-old Tom (who walks […]

Herbs and spices shoutout!

If you’re having a pre-Christmas clear out of your kitchen cupboards, our big cats would love any of your unwanted herbs and spices! Herbs and spices are great enrichment for the likes of our Asiatic lions, Sumatran tigers, snow leopards and even other carnivore species such as our Arctic foxes, encouraging them to use natural […]

Membership offer

A DZC membership is now even better value, paying for itself in just two visits! Starting from £28.95, DZC members receive unlimited entry for one year, a quarterly ZooNooz E-newsletter, discounted entry to events as well as discounts on animal experiences and encounters, shop purchases over £5 and a 10% discount at all open catering […]

Getting set for a fa-boo-lous half term!

We’re all set for a fa-boo-lous half term! From today, we’re inviting visitors to discover more about some of the creepy critters at the zoo as our Education Team delve into the world of animal myths and legends. View some brilliant and bizarre animal biofacts, skulls and skeletons in the Discovery Centre, where visitors can […]