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Grrreat to be eight!

Our snow leopard Margaash couldn’t wait to sink his teeth into birthday treats at his newly-extended enclosure. The handsome male is eight today and loves nothing more than exploring the extensive enclosure he shares with Taïga and playing with scratching posts. This stunning shot of the birthday boy was taken by our Customer Services Team Member, Continue reading Grrreat to be eight!

Rock on!

We’re loving taking part in the treasure-hunt craze of finding rocks – and have found a super one near our burrowing owls. Presenter Heather John has just unearthed a rock painted with The Avengers symbol and our Head of Education Phil Turner also found one with a rainbow design in the Castle keep a few Continue reading Rock on!

Money for macaques

We’re sending more than £250 to a project helping to protect macaques in Indonesia, thanks to generous DZG visitors. The terrific total of £257.40 was raised during International Macaque Week when primate keepers held an awareness event throughout the last Bank Holiday weekend. An information stand was set up in the Castle Courtyard and keepers were on hand Continue reading Money for macaques

Quick work Kito!

It didn’t take Dudley-born giraffe Kito long to find his feet at his new home – he’s already caught the eye of a female called Genevive. Keepers at Noah’s Ark Zoo Farm in Bristol sent us an adorable picture of four-year-old Kito, who left Dudley Zoo on Wednesday, entwined with his new companion Genevive. DZG Continue reading Quick work Kito!

Asha’s big day

Our lovely lioness Asha is celebrating her last year as a tweenager, as she turned 12 today. Well-wishers are expected to visit the birthday girl throughout the day at the one-acre Lion Ridge paddock she shares with her older sister Kyra. Senior Big Cat Keeper, Sam Grove, said: “We do like to make an extra Continue reading Asha’s big day

Celebrating Elliot

DZG’s new binturong Elliot arrived just in time to celebrate World Binturong Day today. This is the first time we’ve held the fascinating species and our gorgeous one-year-old binturong has been seen exploring his wonderful new enclosure. Elliot joined us from Olomouc Zoo in the Czech Republic and moved into his impressive £25,000 abode at Continue reading Celebrating Elliot

Brownies bunk with beasts

A Kidderminster Brownie pack had a wild time when they bunked down with the beasts at Dudley Zoo. Members of 1st Franche Brownies spent the night in our 11th century Castle undercroft and learned lots about the castle and our animals from Education Assistant Amy Hickman. The next day the girls were up bright and Continue reading Brownies bunk with beasts