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Classic Car Show

Classic car fans are revving up for tomorrow’s annual summer show in Dudley Castle courtyard. Dozens of gleaming machines from across seven decades will be joining the West Midlands Classic Car Club line-up.   Organiser, Maurice Cole, of Priory Road, Dudley said:?”It’s always a special event and attracts people from across the country and we’re Continue reading Classic Car Show

Join the jazz tonight!

It’s Friday the 13th and one of the biggest names on the UK’s Rhythm ‘n’ Blues scene will be appearing at DZG tonight. As part of the 28th Birmingham International Jazz and Blues Festival DZG?is hosting an evening with Ricky Cool and The Hoola Boola Boys from 7.30pm onwards. One of the hottest frontmen in the business, Ricky and his unstoppable Hoola Boola Boys have toured with such greats as Continue reading Join the jazz tonight!

Ducks' daily dip

Our farm ducks love nothing better than bath time. Sally (white) and Edward (black) adore their daily dip in a crate full of water, as they splash about and wash the day’s dust and dirt off their feathers. Trainee keeper, Hannah Follows, said: “Despite all the recent rain they still can’t resist getting a little Continue reading Ducks’ daily dip

Flying success at Cosford

Outreach staff were kept busy at Cosford Air Show when the team introduced visitors to ace face-painting techniques and a few of the smaller, tamer animals in DZG’s collection. Ashley and Ryan Whitney               Naeve, Keiran and Ellie Singer                             Jambi’s set Continue reading Flying success at Cosford

Jazz tickets from £3

We’re counting down to Friday the 13th when one of the biggest names on the UK’s Rhythm ‘n’ Blues scene hits DZG. As part of the 28th Birmingham International Jazz and Blues Festival DZG?is hosting an evening with Ricky Cool and The Hoola Boola Boys on Friday, July 13. One of the hottest frontmen in the business, Ricky and his unstoppable Hoola Boola Boys have toured with Continue reading Jazz tickets from £3

Hogs and kisses

Look out for hogs and kisses now that micro-pig, Harley, has a new playmate. Nine-month-old Poppy has moved into Harley’s den at the farm barn and is settling in well with the 18-month-old male. Curator, Matt Lewis, said: “Harley hadn’t met any females before, but they seem to be getting along fine and are spending Continue reading Hogs and kisses

It's carnival time!

Outreach staff joined the party at Stourbridge Carnival where staff spent the day introducing youngsters to small, tame creatures within the collection. Our team of facepainters was kept busy with a range of new animal-themed designs, while staff were on hand to tell mums and dads about the latest summertime offers at DZG.     Evie Continue reading It’s carnival time!

Happy Birthday, dear Orry

There will be a few extra fishy treats handed out in our sealion pools today as Patagonian male, Orry, turns 21 years-old! Orry, who weighs in at around 400kg, arrived at DZG in 1994, and quickly settled in to the castle moat pools where he likes nothing better than splashing around with females Cleopatra and Continue reading Happy Birthday, dear Orry

Capybara baby boom

A baby boom looks set to continue with the birth of three more capybaras – the world’s largest rodent. Curator Matt Lewis said the youngsters, who were independent from birth, have proved to be a big hit with members of the public.  He said: “They don’t really look like babies, just mini capybaras, but they Continue reading Capybara baby boom

Past press cuttings

DZG’s Archive Department offers a fascinating snapshot spanning more than seven decades of photographs, files, plans, drawings and press cuttings. Here’s a few from those early years following the grand launch in May 1937 when Dudley Zoo proudly opened its doors to the public . . .  SECRET VISIT FROM DUKE   In October 1937, Continue reading Past press cuttings