As well as saying Thank You to our supporters this Love Your Zoo Week, we also want to say THANK YOU to our staff. Like most businesses, this past year has been full of uncertainties for our employees, but we’re extremely grateful to our zoo keepers and skeleton staff who continued to work throughout the … Continue reading Thank You DZC staff
We’ve been overwhelmed by our amazing visitors who continue to send us lots and lots of goodies from our Amazon Wish List and use #LoveYourZooWeek to say another big THANK YOU! You certainly kept the delivery drivers busy during the most recent lockdown – we’d never seen so many parcels arriving on a daily basis! … Continue reading Amazing Amazon gifts
The past 12 months has been one of the hardest in DZC’s 84-year history. Having to endure three lockdowns, with zero income combined with continued animal care costs meant we were reaching crisis point. But we’ve been overwhelmed by the support we’ve received from visitors. You will never know how grateful we are for your … Continue reading Justgiving thanks
Our Spider Monkeys have a snazzy newly decorated indoor pad, thanks to the talents of the dad of one our Lower Primates Keepers! Colin Reddall, dad to Jade, donated two days of his time to hand paint the den walls with a tropical rainforest mural, complete with trees, lush greenery and a few hidden animals. … Continue reading Thank You Colin!
Today, we invite you to join Chris Leeson for another Conservation Matters mini lesson about otters as we mark World Otter Day!
We’re really excited to be bringing back our outdoor cinema nights in the grounds of Dudley Castle this summer. We’ve once again teamed up with QUAD to screen a trio of great films over three nights this August, kicking off with The Greatest Showman (PG) on Thursday, August 5, followed by Jurassic Park (PG) the … Continue reading Castle cinema nights are back!
It’s English Tourism Week and we’re encouraging people to get out and about to support their local tourist attractions. We welcomed the Dudley borough’s regeneration chief, Councillor Simon Phipps to DZC to help highlight the 80 per cent contribution the vast sector makes to the UK economy. Since May 17, most attractions, including us, were … Continue reading Supporting English Tourism Week
We’re looking forward to reopening our indoor animal exhibits from tomorrow (May 17) and some of our indoor residents are already on the lookout for visitors! As part of the government’s next easing of covid restrictions, visitors will be able to access the Reptile House, Castle Creatures, Small Primate Houses, Farm Barn and Lorikeet Lookout … Continue reading Easing of restrictions
It was wonderful to welcome back former DZC Registrar and Research Co-ordinator, Dr David Beeston for a proper farewell, 12 months after retiring mid pandemic! Dave retired last year following his four-decade vocation here at DZC, but due to covid regulations and furlough we were unable to say goodbye in person. Following the recent ease … Continue reading A proper farewell!
Three DZC keepers took centre stage at the BIAZA Mammal Working Group virtual conference. Lower Primates Section Leader Jodie Dryden, Carnivore Keeper Cheyenne Darkins and Trainee Keeper Chloe Riley all submitted pre-recorded presentations, which were broadcast to zoo professionals at BIAZA collections around Britain and Ireland as part of the online three-day conference. Jodie spoke … Continue reading DZC takes centre stage