Introducing Connie!

It’s a week of welcomes! Say hello to Connie! Connie is an Asian palm civet, who has transferred to DZC from Askham Bryan Wildlife and Conservation Park in York as part of a conservation programme and she forms a brand-new mixed exhibit with fellow Asian species, our two binturongs, Ellie and Elliot. She arrived shortly Continue reading Introducing Connie!

Ebony's Spring Clean

Ebony, our female Salmon pink tarantula has had a full Spring clean in her home with thanks to her keeper, Sarah Redding. Sarah gave Ebony’s vivarium a full clean which included washing the glass, rinsing all her accessories with boiling water and changing her substrate.

When Folly Farm Adventure Park & Zoo nominated us for a #TikTok Blinding Lights Challenge, our keepers just couldn’t resist! So here it is:- Whilst we had so much fun making this video, we thought we’d also share a few of the outtakes!

Oba's fishy treats!

Male Sea lion, Oba, enjoyed some enrichment with a boomer ball, thanks to senior keeper, Joshua Luxton. Josh used a couple of recycled water bottles and the ball and filled them with sprats in a different way to present Oba’s food and prolong his feeding, to give him time to think about how he’s going Continue reading Oba’s fishy treats!

Virtual Castle Exhibition

To commemorate Dudley Castle being 950 years old this year, we’d like to create a Virtual Anniversary Exhibition on our website, but we need your help! See our poster below for more information on how to enter and check out our website for ideas and inspiration at We look forward to seeing your creations over Continue reading Virtual Castle Exhibition

City Nature Challenge 2020

We’re encouraging visitors to become citizen scientists and join us in documenting nature on your doorstep. And all you need to do is grab your phone, download an app, look at the world around you and help us record wildlife. Conservation Officer Chris Leeson, said: “DZC has been invited to take part in the 2020 Continue reading City Nature Challenge 2020

Greet like an animal!

With the handshake banned for the foreseeable, why not take some greeting inspiration from some of our animals…. You can chuff like a tiger   Lip smack like a Sulawesi crested macaque   Wag your tail feather like a Harris hawk   Repeatedly bob your head like a rainbow lorikeet   Or just wave your Continue reading Greet like an animal!

Mucking in!

It’s Global Recycling Day and here at DZC we take recycling seriously. It’s also Compost Week – did you know we send off on average 29 tonnes of animal waste from our herbivore exotic species every month to Wolverhampton-based Jack Moody Group, who recycle it into fertiliser.   DZC staff carry out a muck-run around Continue reading Mucking in!