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Track & Trace

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! 

Leaping into action

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

In memory of Muriel

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

BIAZA honours Dave

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

Lynne leaves

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

Celebrating orangs

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