It’s World Chimpanzee Day, when we raise awareness of the threats to endangered chimps in the wild. Press play and watch Senior Primate Keeper Harley Hunt as she explains more about the threats they face and introduces us to our seven girls in our latest Conservation Matters. As part of our conservation work we support … Continue reading Conservation Matters: World Chimpanzee Day
Work is progressing well on our new outdoor orangutan enclosure. The large paddock to the side of the orangutan house is currently being transformed into a new space for our Bornean orangutans, Benji, Jazz and Sprout. Work so far has included clearing the entire site and dismantling the metal fencing, none of which has gone … Continue reading Orang work progressing well!
DZC’s key conservation role in securing the future of the endangered black lemur has just got a little bigger. Here at Dudley, we’ve been managing the European Endangered Species Programme (EEP) for black lemurs for almost two decades, first overseen by Zoo Director Derek Grove before Curator Richard Brown took over the reins in 2015. … Continue reading Conservation role expands!
There’s just over a month to go until we transform the castle courtyard into an open air-cinema so there’s not long left to snap up tickets! Over three nights in August we’re showing THE GREATEST SHOWMAN on Thursday 5th, JURASSIC PARK on Friday 6th and THE ROCKY HORROR PICTURE SHOW on Saturday 7th in the … Continue reading Still time to purchase cinema tickets
A huge well done to DZC Senior Keeper, Rachel Leek, who successfully completed a 100-mile trek along Hadrian’s Wall to raise money for her favourite primate species – spider monkeys! The Lower Primates keeper spent seven days walking coast to coast along the famous wall beside husband Adam, in aid of Wildtracks, a charity in … Continue reading Rachel completes challenge!
If you’ve got a dino-mite dad, why not treat him to a roarsome gift for this forthcoming Father’s Day and book tickets to watch Jurassic Park in the grounds of Dudley Castle! We’re screening Spielberg’s blockbuster on Friday, August 6 as part of our summer season of open-air cinema nights, with The Greatest Showman showing … Continue reading Roarsome gift for dino-mite dads!
We’re wishing Senior Keeper Rachel Leek the best of luck, as she’s set to trek 80 miles along Hadrian’s Wall next week to raise money for spider monkeys in the wild! The Lower Primates keeper will be tackling the mammoth challenge alongside husband Adam as she fundraises for Wildtracks, a charity in Belize, which works … Continue reading Best foot forward!
As well as saying Thank You to our supporters this Love Your Zoo Week, we also want to say THANK YOU to our staff. Like most businesses, this past year has been full of uncertainties for our employees, but we’re extremely grateful to our zoo keepers and skeleton staff who continued to work throughout the … Continue reading Thank You DZC staff
We’ve been overwhelmed by our amazing visitors who continue to send us lots and lots of goodies from our Amazon Wish List and use #LoveYourZooWeek to say another big THANK YOU! You certainly kept the delivery drivers busy during the most recent lockdown – we’d never seen so many parcels arriving on a daily basis! … Continue reading Amazing Amazon gifts
The past 12 months has been one of the hardest in DZC’s 84-year history. Having to endure three lockdowns, with zero income combined with continued animal care costs meant we were reaching crisis point. But we’ve been overwhelmed by the support we’ve received from visitors. You will never know how grateful we are for your … Continue reading Justgiving thanks