The Queen Mary Restaurant at DZG has an array of tempting festive fare to warm up our visitors throughout December. For the next few weeks the restaurant is serving a selection of seasonal delights including mulled wine, mulled cider, Baileys hot chocolate and delicious hot turkey baps. Catering Team Leader Becky Mills said: “We’ve got some … Continue reading Festive food is served!
We’re enormously grateful to a Dudley-based builders merchant for some jumbo sacks to help keep our site spick and span. The Dudley branch of Selco Builders Warehouse, based on the Coneygree Industrial Estate on Coneygree Road, donated the giant sacks to make it easier for us to gather up fallen leaves. DZG Assistant Curator Jay … Continue reading Bags of help!
A new male burrowing owl called Paulinho has arrived at DZG to pair up with our female, Laverne. The seven-year-old male came to us from London Zoo and is settling into his new home with his new partner. Senior Bird Keeper Kriss Pearson said: “Winter is a good time to introduce a new male to … Continue reading Welcome twit-twoo Paulinho!
DZG’s glittering Winter Wonderland grotto has been officially opened by panto stars, Sooty and his right-hand man Richard Cadell. The Wolverhampton Grand Theatre’s panto stars cut the ribbon to the magical grotto inside the 11th century Dudley Castle just before we welcomed almost 300 children from the Midlands-based children’s charity, Mad Hatters, for their annual Christmas party. … Continue reading When Sooty met Santa
Look out for a couple of familiar faces on tonight’s episode of the Channel 4 documentary series The Secret Life of the Zoo! DZG Curator Richard Brown and Senior Primate Keeper Jodie Dryden have a small starring role in the programme, on at 8pm, which looks at life behind the scenes at Chester Zoo. The … Continue reading Familiar faces on film
It’s plain to see our mixed exhibit the South American paddock is a harmonious habitat! Our three Brazilian tapirs, capybara and Patagonian mara were caught on camera together snuggling up in the warmth of the indoor den, which made for a great picture. Keeper Cheyenne Darkins said: “It was lovely to see all three South American … Continue reading Harmonious habitat
DZG has vowed to fight plastic waste and back a UK campaign to highlight the damage it wreaks on our oceans and wider environment. We’re supporting efforts from the British and Irish Association of Zoos and Aquariums (BIAZA) to get its members and their visitors to reduce levels of plastic being used on site. Already our … Continue reading Plastics pledge
Asiatic black bear, Inca, is enjoying a thoroughly lazy Sunday as she begins her annual spell of semi-hibernation. The 38-year-old female – thought to be the oldest bear of her kind in the world – was spotted taking it nice and easy this weekend. Inca goes into semi-hibernation, or a period of torpor, in her … Continue reading Inca’s lazy Sunday
Congrats to Finance Manager Jon Ashfield who has grown both an impressive moustache and funds for men’s health issues. Now we’re into a new month, the tash has been shaved off after the 46-year-old sported a moustache throughout November and topped his £50 target in support of the Movember movement. Jon, who has worked at … Continue reading Top tash Jon!
It is heartbreaking to have to share the devastating news that our male snow leopard Margaash died after getting out of his enclosure. It is with enormous sadness that Dudley Zoo can confirm an eight-year-old male snow leopard died after getting out of his enclosure. Unfortunately, having no other option in the interest of public … Continue reading Death of Margaash