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Two decades at Dudley

Our gorgeous chimps went ape for an adorable album of baby snaps made to mark their two decades at Dudley Zoo.     The seven females – Fanny and daughter Malaika, Mandy and daughter Mali, Barbie and daughters Banika and Binti – joined DZG from London Zoo exactly 20 years ago. To mark the milestone, Continue reading Two decades at Dudley

Director's diet for a day

Zoo Director Derek Grove will be ditching high protein foods for the day to raise awareness of a condition which affects one of our keepers. The zoo boss will miss out meat, eggs, cheese and milk throughout tomorrow – International PKU Day – after being set the challenge by Senior Keeper Kirsty Thornton. Kirsty was Continue reading Director’s diet for a day

Sign of success

A student’s snap of one of our bush dogs so impressed zoo bosses that it has been made into a stunning sign outside the enclosure. Sixteen-year-old student Cameron Whiteside’s beautiful picture of the bush dog was picked out by our Assistant Curator Jay Haywood who judged a Dudley College of Technology poster competition. And it Continue reading Sign of success

Paper playtime

A Burntwood-based business has kindly come up with a paper shredding solution to produce piles of fun for our animals. HSM UK has generously donated an impressive shredder to trim newspapers and office waste paper from our Discovery Centre into fine strips which Dudley Zoo’s rats, tenrecs, ferrets and lorikeets will love. Our fancy rats and Continue reading Paper playtime

A close shave

It was a close shave for DZG’s Icelandic sheep when they lost their woolly fleeces for the summer. Our Curator Richard Brown – helped by Kirsty Thornton, Chris Leeson and Amy Paddock – put his new shears into action to shave off the animals’ thick coats. Senior Keeper Kirsty Thornton said: “It was time for Continue reading A close shave