Thirty-eight-year-old Asiatic black bear, Inca, was an incredible ambassador to her species. At the time of her death earlier this year, Inca was the titleholder of the oldest known moon bear in Europe, having outlived the typical life expectancy of her kind by more than a decade. And she’s continuing to do remarkable things for … Continue reading An incredible ambassador
Is there any better way to slide into your 19th birthday?! Every pool cleaning day this is how Oba enters the empty moat and keepers were on hand to capture his groovy moves on camera! Keeper Josh Luxton, who also made the fishy ice cake for the birthday boy, said: “Oba is always eagerly awaiting … Continue reading Sliding into 19th birthday
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 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
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
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!
We’re incredibly excited to introduce you to Reggie, our new Linne’s two-toed sloth! The three-year-old male has joined us from Amazon World Zoo Park on the Isle of Wight and is a first for DZG! Curator Richard Brown said: “This is a species we’ve wanted as part of our expanding animal collection for many years … Continue reading Exciting news!
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