Staff are celebrating after winning a top tourist attraction award for the seventh consecutive year. The VAQAS – Visitor Attraction Quality Assurance Scheme – award is issued by VisitBritain and follows tough inspection of the Zoo site and its facilities. CAPTION: Keeper Kirsty Thornton with the certificate.
A world-renowned expert on tapirs travelled almost 5,000 miles to meet the family at DZG. Sheryl Todd, president and founder of the Tapir Preservation Fund based in Oregon in the USA, visited the leading Black Country tourist attraction with her partner Lee Spangler. Sheryl, who has a life-long interest in the animals and has raised … Continue reading USA expert meets tapirs
DZG’s 2011 calendar shows our commitment to the very Best of British. Throughout the months we explain why it’s important to buy British foods for our animals. Not simply British, but as locally grown to DZG as we can possibly get. It’s not a new story, we’ve been doing it since 1937 when the zoo … Continue reading Best of British Calendar
A new live children’s BBC television series has been launched at DZG. Live N Deadly, a Saturday morning live wildlife and adventure roadshow for children saw intrepid presenter Steve Backshall make a grand entrance abseiling down the 11th century Dudley Castle into the courtyard to face a series of DZG animal encounters. He got up close … Continue reading It’s Live N Deadly from Dudley Zoo!
Staff from DZG kept a royal date when they attended a VIP reception at Westminster Cathedral. Chief Executive Peter Suddock, Head of Media and Communications Jill Hitchman and Senior Presenter David Riley were presented to HRH The Duchess of Cornwall at the British Food Fortnight event. They also compared foodie notes with BBC TV cooks, … Continue reading Zoo’s royal date highlights best of British
A BBC camera crew moved on site to record footage from our latest book which chronicles the history of a unique collection of Modernist buildings at DZG. Towers and Tectons: A View from the Hill, by Jill Hitchman, which also highlights conservation and research work at DZG, features the site’s iconic Tecton buildings which have … Continue reading The Beeb and the Book
A double book celebrating the animals and buildings at DZG has been launched. The two-in-one work outlines conservation and research at the Castle Hill site alongside the history of the world’s largest collection of Tecton buildings. Conservation and Research at DZG: Making Time for the World’s Rarest Animals was penned by Registrar and Research Co-ordinator … Continue reading DZG book launch
DZG has scooped prestigious awards from the zoo world in recognition of our pioneering conservation work with endangered native species. Certificates were presented to DZG’s Native Species Co-ordinator, Ian Hughes, by Chairman of BIAZA (British and Irish Association of Zoos and Aquariums), Simon Tonge, at an awards ceremony at Folly Farm, Pembrokeshire. DZG was among … Continue reading DZG scoops prestigious native species award
Long legged hairy beasts usually pose no problem for International Rugby player and England captain, Lewis Moody. But when the formidable flanker faced a Chilean red kneed spider at DZG he found himself on shaky ground. CEO Peter Suddock, said: “It was fantastic to see how Lewis managed to overcome his fears. He was fine … Continue reading International rugby player tackles spider fears