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A hundred babies on board!

Dudley Zoo’s very own Spider-Girl rode her motorbike to work with a pile of passengers on board – around 100 baby spiders to be precise. Trainee Keeper Sarah Redding, who is nicknamed ‘Spider’ by her friends and lives with 26 arachnids in the bedroom of her Sutton Coldfield home, donated the egg sac from her Continue reading A hundred babies on board!

Hoppy Rabbit Day!

Hoppy International Rabbit Day from Otis, Bran, Snowball, Snowflake, Velvet, Jo, Celine, Amelie and Fleur – DZG’s nine beautiful bunnies. And our biggest bunny Otis – who weighed 6.10kg when he hopped on the scales earlier this week – was getting excited about having lots of visitors throughout the special day. Senior Keeper Lesley Lewis Continue reading Hoppy Rabbit Day!

Animal additions

We’ve welcomed a chinchilla, two snakes and a bearded dragon to our Discovery Centre. The four new additions – called Blossom, Cortes, Gamble and Black Adder – will be used by Presenters on outreach, school visits, birthday parties and for meet and greets. Pictured with presenters Heather John and Langan Turner, cuddly white chinchilla Blossom Continue reading Animal additions

There’s no place like gnome!

It appears a collection of popular creatures have vanished from the zoo without a trace – a community of gnomes from the 70s and 80s. Several members of staff remember Gnomeland, a small system of caves lit by lamplight and populated by gnomes, but no-one has a picture… so we’re asking our visitors for help. Continue reading There’s no place like gnome!

Panda proceeds

DZG’s generous visitors helped us pull in almost £500 for red panda conservation during celebrations with our popular panda pair. To mark International Red Panda Day (the official day was yesterday) we held some red panda themed games at the start of the month with chance to win a red panda adoption, a cuddly red Continue reading Panda proceeds

Remembering Battle heroes

The RAF flag takes pride of place above Dudley Castle today as we remember the brave personnel who took part in the Battle of Britain. The Royal Air Force ensign has been flying at the heart of the zoological gardens for the past few days and will remain above the 11th century castle throughout today’s 78th Continue reading Remembering Battle heroes