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!

Cute, but so very noisy

An extremely loud addition to the primate family has arrived at DZG. Two female black howler monkeys have transferred from Twycross Zoo, in Warwickshire, as part of a breeding programme for this endangered species which originate from South America. DZG?Assistant Curator, Richard Brown, said:?”They have the loudest calls out of all species of monkey and can be heard up to Continue reading Cute, but so very noisy

DZG's Help for Heroes

Proceeds from our 2011 calendar, which features Dudley Zoo’s animals with their favourite Best of British foods, has been split between DZG’s Madagascar Campaign, to support lemurs in the wild, and Help for Heroes. DZG CEO Peter Suddock, said: “It is the first year we have supported Help for Heroes, but with the calendar’s Best Continue reading DZG’s Help for Heroes

Pupils learn about conservation

Pupils from Grimley and Holt Primary School, in Worcester, learned how modern zoos play a vital role in conservation during an Endangered Species workshop at DZG. Twenty five 9-11-year-olds attended the event in the Rainforest Room and heard Senior Presenter David Riley explain how international breeding programmes are crucial to the survival of an increasing number of Continue reading Pupils learn about conservation

Rare Amazon parrots fly into DZG

A pair of yellow-shouldered Amazon parrots, a vulnerable species declining in the wild, has arrived at DZG as part of a breeding programme. It is the first time we have kept this species, and the green and yellow-coloured parrots are settling in well. Yellow-shouldered Amazons are intelligent, inquisitive and assertive birds which are often exploited and sold to Continue reading Rare Amazon parrots fly into DZG