DZG’s outreach team is gearing up to hit the road and we’re getting our critters ready for the journey. Outreach Co-ordinator Madeleine Avila-Thomas, pictured with Californian king snake Cortez, is working with a selection of off-show creatures in our Discovery Centre to get them used to being held and touched by members of the public when … Continue reading Ready for the road
Sumatran tigers, Daseep and Joao, tucked into a delicious turkey tea thanks to a generous adopter. Big cat keepers purchased two extra large fresh turkeys for the big cat duo following a cash donation from zoo member, Christine Clive, who has adopted our eight-year-old feline since her arrival to Dudley from Wuppertal Zoo in 2012 … Continue reading A turkey tea for tigers!
Look who’s sliding into his fourth birthday in style today! It’s Indah our lar gibbon off to find his birthday treats left inside the internal den by keepers. The birthday boy, who can easily be recognised from the rest of his family by his snowy white fur, was treated to his favourite foods of banana … Continue reading Birthday boy!
A fire hose hammock is proving to be a huge hit with Ellie the binturong. So much so, the one-year-old has hardly ventured off the hanging rubber bed since it was made and installed by keeper Cheyenne Darkins. Senior Keeper, Sam Grove, said: “During the colder weather we’ve been keeping Ellie and Elliot indoors and … Continue reading Hammock’s a hit!
Dudley Zoo has pledged to donate £12,000 to help protect three highly endangered and obscure species. We’re looking to support projects to conserve the Tasmanian devil, the helmeted hornbill and the pangolin – but which programme gets most of the money is up to you! Throughout 2019, all visitors adding the ten per cent voluntary … Continue reading Conservation donation
Dudley Zoo’s Carpathian lynx Daisy went wild for a new scent sprayed on her climbing frame. Keeper Josh Luxton squirted one of the perfumes donated to DZG early last year on to the wooden frame in her enclosure and she loved it. In our video, the beautiful female can be seen rubbing her head up … Continue reading The lynx effect!
Our male otter Buddy means business when it comes to nest building – getting a mega mouthful of materials. The fabulous snap of Buddy the builder was taken by talented amateur photographer and DZG member Karen Edwards. Senior Keeper Sarah Evans said: “Our otters are constantly gathering materials to build nests, which is a natural … Continue reading An otter mouthful!
A secret inspection to DZG has seen us receive the VisitEngland Accreditation Certificate for the 17th year running. The Visitor Attraction Quality Assurance Scheme (VAQAS) marque is awarded annually by the tourism regulatory body, alongside an accompanying report of the inspector’s visit, which commended the appearance of the zoo and castle grounds, as well as … Continue reading Tourism accreditation
When tree maintenance work required our red panda pair to leave their paddock, keepers seized the opportunity to give them the once-over. And the outcome of the chance check-ups is that our 13-year-old female Yasmin and three-year-old male Gawa are in perfect health. Assistant Curator Jay Haywood said: “For safety reasons we had to move … Continue reading Perfect panda health
It’s fair to say Dudley Zoo has a special place in the hearts of one Coseley family – they hold 10 memberships between them. Members Wendy Gray, her three sons David, Gary and Ricky, two daughter-in-laws Stacey and Natalie and her four grandchildren, Jessica, Alex, Archie and Erica, all visit regularly – just as Wendy … Continue reading Family members!