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 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!
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
DZG’s Laura Partridge has been handed the Employee of the Month title for her continued dedication despite having broken her arm. The 28-year-old Customer Services Team Member from Tipton, who works with our Little Keepers for the day, in Lorikeet Lookout, in the Farm Barn, the beach and on the chairlift, won praise for working … Continue reading Great going Laura!
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!
Our two Sumatran tigers had a rip-roaring time when they tore apart an enrichment device made by their keeper. Big Cat Keeper Cheyenne Darkins put smelly giraffe bedding around a block of wood and wrapped it in a woven enrichment toy she made from old fire hose. And we caught the big cat couple on … Continue reading A rip-roaring hour
There’s a double dose of joy in our Patagonian mara enclosure following the birth of twins! The two lovely little ones were born to mum Martha and dad Barry on September 2 and are both thriving. Keeper Josh Luxton said: “Mum and dad are doing a fantastic job of looking after the youngsters. The parents … Continue reading Mini maras
We’re delighted a female grey-capped emerald dove is proving a perfect pairing for our male. Bird keepers at DZG are now hoping the successful match could mean the colourful couple go on to breed next year. The male came to us in March from Waddesdon Manor in Buckinghamshire and the female only arrived six weeks … Continue reading A perfect pair
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
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