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School's out!

School’s out and summer’s here and Reggie’s taking it all his stride! Come and discover fascinating facts about our two-toed sloth and take part in a sloth trail for the chance to win an adoption of the newest resident. DZG Marketing Manager Andrea Hales said: “Reggie is already causing lots of excitement with visitors and Continue reading School’s out!

Classic car summer showcase

Classic car fans are revving up for this Sunday’s summer showcase in the castle courtyard. West Midlands Classic Car Club will be filling the 11th century castle grounds with more than 80 vintage vehicles including an iconic Jaguar E-type, 1961 Daimler Dart, Triumph TR6 and a very rare mini. Organiser Maurice Cole, from Dudley, said: Continue reading Classic car summer showcase

Sloth souvenirs

Visitors are eager to take home a souvenir of Reggie, our new two-toed sloth, with merchandise flying off the Safari Shop shelves. Since the arrival of the three-year-old last week, DZG visitors have been bagging themselves sloth souvenirs with cuddly sloth toys and magnets proving the weekend’s top sellers. Retail Manager Isobel Blackwell said: “We Continue reading Sloth souvenirs

First Santa booking of the year!

It may only be July 15th, but we’ve taken our first booking for Santa’s grotto! Our popular Santa’s Winter Wonderland Grotto in the 11th century Dudley Castle opens on November 30 and runs until Christmas Eve and a Birmingham Primary School has already reserved its slot! DZG Marketing Manager, Andrea Hales, said: “We’ve only just started Continue reading First Santa booking of the year!

Sumatran tiger, Joao, had a ball with his new enrichment, which we’ve been able to provide thanks to our generous visitors. The giant purposely-made heavy-duty ball proved an instant hit with our tiger twosome – so a huge THANK YOU to the 22 people who donated to our online crowdfunding appeal. Acting Team Leader Sam Continue reading Having a ball!

Darling Delilah!

Say hello to our baby camel Delilah, who at just over a week-old took her first brief steps into the outside paddock yesterday . Keepers are supplementing her feeding with bottles of replacement calf milk but are delighted with her progress.

Enrichment awareness

Sumatran tigers, Daseep and Joao, enjoyed some special enrichment as they helped mark International PKU Day.   PKU, or Phenylketonuria, is a rare inherited metabolic disorder where people can’t break down protein and is a condition our Senior Keeper Kirsty Thornton was diagnosed with as a baby following the routine heel-prick screening. To help mark Continue reading Enrichment awareness