Counting conundrum!

Keepers at Dudley Zoo and Castle are busy counting heads as part of the annual animal stocktake. It’s the time of year when zoos throughout the country are legally required to tot up every invertebrate, bird, mammal, reptile and amphibian, but with more than 200 species at the Midlands-based attraction, it’s easier said than done, Continue reading Counting conundrum!

Zoo Year Resolutions

With a new year just hours away, we’ve put together some achievable Dudley Zoo Year Resolutions – so why not pledge to support one or more and do you bit for wildlife and conservation in 2020? We look forward to seeing you next year! Use less plastic Use bags for life, ditch the one-use food Continue reading Zoo Year Resolutions

And the winner is...

Tasmanian devils have come out on top following this year’s voluntary visitor gift aid vote.   We pledged to donate £12,000 to three hugely worthwhile projects, featuring some obscure creatures, which people may not have necessarily heard of, with the winning programme receiving £10,000 (made up of £2,000 each year for five years) while the Continue reading And the winner is…

First Christmas

It’s going to be a first Christmas for many DZG animals this year, as we’ve had a busy 12 months for births! Kicking off 2019 was the arrival of an Egyptian fruit bat in January and in total we’ve had seven born in Castle Creatures. In February there were celebrations in the Small Primate House Continue reading First Christmas

Responsible Christmas shopping

Ahead of your Christmas food shop, our tapirs are helping us urge shoppers to help conserve wildlife – including their Malayan cousins – by not buying palm oil products. Many festive indulgences, including chocolate, biscuits, Christmas puddings and mince pies contain unsustainable palm oil, which is devastating the habitats of the likes of Sumatran tigers, Continue reading Responsible Christmas shopping

Well done, Jade!

There were smiles all round from Senior Keeper Jade Reddall who’s our latest fully-qualified recruit! Jade has received her certificate after successfully passing the demanding two-year Diploma in the Management of Zoo and Aquarium Animals (DMZAA) course, which is the industry standard for training zoo keepers. Jade, who has worked at DZG since 2013, said: Continue reading Well done, Jade!