News

We have more baby news and it’s another exciting first for DZC in our 85th anniversary year! We’ve welcomed the arrival of five naked mole rat pups! The weird and wonderful species, who first joined the collection in 2018, can be spotted in their heated burrow system in the chimp viewing area. Did you know… Continue reading Another birth first!

Right royal party!

Under-fives are cordially invited to a royal party in the castle courtyard next month. And we’re encouraging little ones to dress as Kings, Queens, Princes or Princesses to join us for our Platinum Jubilee themed celebrations on Wednesday, June 29 and Thursday, June 30. The event, designed especially with our younger visitors in mind, will Continue reading Right royal party!

Happy 85th DZC!

What a wonderful day we had on Saturday as 2,000 visitors joined our 85th anniversary celebrations! We had children’s entertainment, competitions and face painting in the courtyard, Jambi our zoo mascot greeted guests and there were meet and greets with our birds of prey and small critters. An exhibition in the 11th century castle also Continue reading Happy 85th DZC!

Happy 85th DZC!

Happy 85th anniversary Dudley Zoo and Castle! We hope you’ll join us tomorrow for our celebratory event as we mark the zoo’s past, present and future. There’ll be children’s entertainment, costumed characters, small critter encounters and face painting in the courtyard. Visitors can also take a trip down memory lane with an exhibition of archive Continue reading Happy 85th DZC!

Stunning Sun conures

We can’t guarantee sunny weather, but we do know our seven new sun conures will brighten anyone’s day! One of the most beautiful of the conure species, these stunning parakeets sport bright orange and yellow feathers with splashes of green and have recently moved into the parrot aviary by Lemur Wood with our military and Continue reading Stunning Sun conures

Celebrations for 85 years!

Come and help us celebrate our 85th anniversary next Saturday!   We’ll be marking the occasion with children’s entertainers, costumed characters, face painting, a meet and greet of small critters, games and competitions.   There’ll be an exhibition of zoo memorabilia and archive photographs in the Castle – including this one of the first animals Continue reading Celebrations for 85 years!

Documenting nature!

Today is the start of the 2022 City Nature Challenge, a four-day challenge to document as much local nature as possible! Between April 29 – May 2, we’re encouraging visitors to grab your phones, download the iNaturalist app and snap away at the native wildlife on our doorstep, including insects, birds and plants. Here at Continue reading Documenting nature!

World Tapir Day!

Happy World Tapir Day, Chico and Meena! How would you like to meet this cheeky chappy this Saturday? We’re offering one lucky raffle winner the chance to have a close encounter with our two tapirs as part of a fundraising drive for the Lowland Tapir Conservation Initiative. Throughout Saturday (April 30)  we’ll be raising awareness Continue reading World Tapir Day!

Super Steph!

We’re saying a big ‘well done’ to Customer Services Team Member, Steph Trevis, who has been named our Employee of the Month! Steph was awarded the accolade alongside a certificate and gift vouchers for her excellent attentiveness in the Safari Shop and was nominated by Retail Manager, Isobel Blackwell. We’re also sending congratulations to fellow Continue reading Super Steph!