Kirsty's on a mission

Keeper Kirsty Thornton is a woman on a mission when she takes her lunch break – and all because the lady loves her animals! Kirsty volunteers to make a daily dash for the town’s market stalls to see what tasty titbits she can pick up for primates and porcupines. Juicy treats are very kindly put Continue reading Kirsty’s on a mission

Harry Potter Days

Students from four Walsall schools had lessons in a parallel universe when they joined Harry Potter Days at DZG. More than 300 year seven students learned about medieval medicine and magical beasts at Dudley Castle where they designed a coat of arms, and took part in a mask-making session. Around 135 pupils from Willenhall School Continue reading Harry Potter Days

Santa in training

Lots more training for Santa this weekend at Dudley Castle! He’s been extra busy working out the best route for his reindeer to take across the courtyard, and has been spending time halter training with the keepers to make sure Hail, Rowena and friends are ready to meet lots of youngsters in his Magical Winter Continue reading Santa in training

Panto tickets all gone!

All free tickets for the dress rehearsal of Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs at The Grand Theatre, Wolverhampton have been snapped up! DZG is sponsoring the one-off production, starring Linda Lusardi and Sam Kane, and throughout the last few weeks we have handed donated more than one thousand tickets to local groups and organisations Continue reading Panto tickets all gone!

Look at the Castle!

Going out tonight? If you pass through Dudley town centre do take time to look up at the Castle and see the amazing rainbow of light washing the 11th century landmark. The feature has been created by Surrey-based company, Philips Lighting Solutions Group and will run across a handful of town properties until Monday, November 28.

Linda and Sam drop in

Panto stars Linda Lusardi and Sam Kane took a break from rehearsals yesterday to say hello to their favourite animals at DZG. The husband and wife team, who are appearing in Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs at The Grand Theatre, Wolverhampton, wanted to say thank you to DZG for sponsoring the show’s dress rehearsal. Continue reading Linda and Sam drop in

Happy birthday, Ronnie!

Brazilian tapir, Ronnie, is celebrating his second birthday today and keepers are making sure he has all his favourite treats. The youngster will be tucking into a special cake made by ungulates staff from tiger bread with carrot candles which keepers are hoping the birthday boy will share with dad, Chico, mum, Meena, and little Continue reading Happy birthday, Ronnie!

Speedy tortoise joins DZG

A male African spurred tortoise has been donated to DZG – and he’s a fast mover! Assistant Curator, Richard Brown, said: “He’s been following staff around, and he can really motor, he’s 60 cms long and could pretty much double his size as he matures.” The tortoise, who has been named Timmy, is set to join fellow tortoises in Continue reading Speedy tortoise joins DZG

Santa takes over!

Training went so well yesterday with keepers that Santa stepped in early this morning to make sure the reindeer know exactly which route he will be taking on Christmas Eve when he leaves Dudley Castle on his long journey to deliver goodies to lucky girls and boys. But YOU don’t have to wait that long Continue reading Santa takes over!