Chicks boost colony

Three marbled teal chicks have hatched at DZG giving a boost to the species which is threatened in the wild. The colony now numbers 12 birds. Marbled teals are diving ducks which are classified as vulnerable to the threat of extinction by conservation experts. They are medium sized ducks (15-17 inches in length) which used to Continue reading Chicks boost colony

Dotto delights DZG visitors

DZG’s land train has transported thousands of families across the site during the past 23 years, and this week passed its annual inspection with flying colours. Chief Executive, Peter Suddock, said the 2.5 litre diesel Dotto locomotive is as popular now as back in 1988 when it made its first zoo trip. He said: “It’s Continue reading Dotto delights DZG visitors

Monkey pose for Amber!

Fifteen-year-old Amber Higgs sent us this picture of a spider monkey taken on a visit to DZG?during her school holidays. Amber, who is in her final year at High Arcal School, Dudley, is a keen wildlife photographer. She said: “I took a few really good photographs that day at DZG, it seemed like some of the animals were almost posing for Continue reading Monkey pose for Amber!

Penguins set wedding theme

Penguin suits were the order of the day for bride and groom Emma Upson and Adam Morris after a trip to Dudley Zoo inspired a themed wedding. And to help make their Big Day extra special DZG staff arranged a photo shoot with the site’s colony of rare Humboldts. Emma, aged 29, who works for Continue reading Penguins set wedding theme

Newborn meerkats - pix exclusive

A visitor has captured a newborn meerkat’s first moments of life with these exclusive images. Andrew Daly had joined a Creature Feature talk and feed at the meerkat enclosure on June 25, just before 1pm, when he noticed the tiny mammal nestling on the rocks. Andrew, from Countesthorpe, Leicestershire, was on his first visit to DZG with his wife Continue reading Newborn meerkats – pix exclusive

Vote to win with Eden TV!

  Dudley Zoological Gardens has been nominated for TV channel Eden’s Top Wildlife Attraction of the Year, and we really want YOUR vote! All voters will be entered into a prize draw to win a £3,000 family holiday!* Please click here to vote for us now ! Don’t forget to tune in to the “Beauties and Continue reading Vote to win with Eden TV!

New llamas get L-plates!

Newly-arrived llamas at DZG have been given L-plates. As a revival of an old tradition, the two newcomers have been named Lance and Luna.   DZG Curator Matt Lewis explained: “We have had not had llamas at the Zoo for about 14 years, but when they were here they were all given names beginning with Continue reading New llamas get L-plates!