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From Madagascar to DZG!

X-Factor 2016 winner Matt Terry came face-to-face with our colony of Humboldt penguins, but it was his puppet co-stars who caught our birds’ attention! The singer, who was joined by some of his fellow cast members of Madagascar the Musical took time out of their tour to visit DZG ahead of their stop-off at Wolverhampton Grand Continue reading From Madagascar to DZG!

Exciting update from badger watch!

We’ve got exciting news about our Dudley Zoo badger family  – we’ve got babies! After several nights camera trapping in the former wallaby enclosure, DZG’s Conservation Officer Chris Leeson was thrilled to capture on film a mother badger leading three cubs from their underground sett. Chris, pictured below said: “We think this could be one Continue reading Exciting update from badger watch!

Peepo! We see you!

Visitors have started to spot our Bennett’s wallaby joeys who are having their first nosey at the outside world! These fab photographs were captured by Charlotte Christy of a joey enjoying the first sniff of springtime air in the walkthrough exhibit while still inside its mother’s pouch. Assistant Curator Jay Haywood, said: “We’ve seen two Continue reading Peepo! We see you!

Recycling pays!

Recycling certainly pays at DZG as we’ve been able to purchase tasty enrichment treats for our animals with funds raised from scrap metal. Our Brazilian tapirs, along with the Barbary Sheep, giraffes and reindeer, have been enjoying salt licks after we made £176 from scrapping metal from enclosure projects at Mason Metals in Brierley Hill. Continue reading Recycling pays!

As flat as a pancake!

Two new pancake tortoises are settling into the Reptile House and they’re a brand new species for DZG! So-called because of their unique looking pancake flat shell, the breeding pair, who are native to Tanzania and Kenya have relocated from Bristol Zoo. Curator Richard Brown, said: “Pancake tortoises are classed as a vulnerable species in Continue reading As flat as a pancake!

Wakey wakey Bubbles!

Wakey wakey Bubbles! Who struggled to get out of bed this morning like our male giant anteater? The clocks springing forward yesterday also means more time to visit our 1,600-strong animal collection as we revert to summer hours. From today we’re open from 10am until 4pm, with the 40-acre site closing 90 minutes later, allowing Continue reading Wakey wakey Bubbles!

Our mums are wishing all you marvellous mums a very happy Mothering Sunday! We have furry, feathered and scaly mums of all shapes and sizes across our 40-acre site, but the one thing they all have in common with your magnificent mum is the special bond they form with their offspring. We’re looking forward to Continue reading Celebrating marvellous mothers!

It’s great to be eight!

We’re sending birthday greetings to our cheeky Bornean orangutan Sprout who’s eight today! The birthday girl received a sack full of tasty treats wrapped in colourful tissue paper for breakfast this morning, but keepers have plenty more fun and games in store for her throughout the day and there’s also going to be orang-friendly cake Continue reading It’s great to be eight!

Scent-sational birthday breakfast!

A scent-sational birthday breakfast was served up to our handsome seven year-old Sumatran tiger Joao this morning. To celebrate his big day, keepers used some heart-shaped hose reel enrichment, which they’d left in used giraffe bedding overnight and stuffed it full of his favourite meaty chunks before hanging it from the outdoor climbing frame for Continue reading Scent-sational birthday breakfast!