Otter statues return!

It’s World Otter Day and our otter statues have returned to the zoo for the summer ahead of the auction in aid of two otter conservation charities. Thanks to Dudley Canal Trust, Himley Hall, Dudley Library, Duncan Edwards Leisure Centre, The Village Hotel, The Red House Glass Cone and Dudley Archive for each hosting one […]

Adorable Arctic arrivals!

We’re incredibly excited to announce the birth of our first ever litter of adorable Arctic fox cubs – just in time to meet our half term visitors!  Under the watchful gaze of mum, Grace and dad, Spruce, the cubs emerged from an underground burrow over the last few days, much to the delight of staff […]

Say roaaaaar!

A specialist veterinary dentist was called for when keepers noticed our male Sumatran tiger, Joao, had broken one of his large lower canines. Following consultation with the zoo’s veterinary team, it was decided a root canal procedure was needed and an expert veterinary dentist, who previously carried out treatment on chimpanzee, Barbie, here at the […]

Well done, Ian!

DZC’s newest train driver, Ian Meredith, was chuffed to be announced as this month’s Employee of the Month! Ian, who has only been at DZC since December was nominated for the accolade by Retail Manager, Isobel Blackwell, after he stepped in and helped with essential maintenance of our popular land train, Dotto. Isobel said: “Ian’s […]

Sad news about Asha

We’ve got some sad news to bring you today, as our remaining lovely Asiatic lioness, Asha, has passed away. Asha, who would have turned 18 years-old next week, was peacefully put to sleep by the zoo’s veterinary team, due to age-related declining health. She was much-loved and will be missed by us all here at […]

DZC is autism friendly!

We’re celebrating after being officially accredited for our work in making the zoo site more inclusive for those with sensory needs. Plus, we’re the first zoo to receive an autism friendly certification from Dimensions, one of the country’s largest not-for-profit organisations supporting people with learning disabilities and autism, who also provided free training for some […]

35 years at DZC!

We’re saying congratulations to Zoo Manager Matt Lewis who today marks 35 years at DZC! Starting out as a fresh-faced 16-year-old trainee on the bird section, over the last three and a half decades, Matt has worked his way through the ranks to Zoo Manager, where he now deals with all the operational day-to-day running […]

Allergy awareness

It’s Allergy Awareness Week and here at DZC we’re committed to raising awareness about life-threatening children’s food allergies. Inspired by the young son of two of our Zoo Keepers, we designed and installed signage around the children’s play areas across the 40-acre site asking visitors to: Eat away from children’s play areas. Dispose of their […]

Jess is Employee of the Month!

Congratulations to Bird Keeper, Jess Jones, who has been named our latest Employee of the Month! Jess was nominated for the award by Zoo Manager Matt Lewis and Marketing Manager Andrea Hales after receiving great feedback from visitors. Andrea said: “It’s always lovely when we get to read feedback about our staff, especially when we […]