It’s International Macaque Day when we raise awareness of the critically endangered Sulawesi crested macaque. Their numbers have been slashed by 90 per cent over the last 30 years on their native Indonesian island of Sulawesi, because of extensive habitat loss due to farming and deforestation, as well as the illegal bush meat trade and … Continue reading Marking macaques
This International Women’s Day we’re proud to feature in a brand-new teaching resource of inspirational female apprentices. The limited edition ‘The Apprenticeship A-Z of Women at Work’, includes a pack of 26 flashcards featuring apprentices in a wide range of industries, and stars our very own Zoo Keeper apprentice, Chloe Riley, as the last card … Continue reading Inspirational apprentices!
Downton Abbey + Dudley Castle + a FREE glass of bubbly = The perfect Mother’s Day treat! As part of our forthcoming open-air cinema nights in the 11th century castle courtyard this spring, we’re throwing in a complimentary glass of bubbles for anyone who purchases tickets for Downton Abbey before Mothering Sunday – 22 March. … Continue reading Mother’s Day treat
We’re congratulating Trainee Keeper Claire Williams who’s been awarded our latest Employee of the Month prize. The ungulates keeper was awarded a certificate and gift vouchers after impressing our curators with her animal training skills, which recently aided the temporary move of our two red pandas. Assistant Curator Jay Haywood, said: “Claire’s has been working … Continue reading Congrats Claire!
Our baby Sulawesi crested macaque is coming on leaps and bounds and she’s now got a name! Say hello to Keke – which means girl in Minahasan – the language of people in Northern Sulawesi in Indonesia, the native home of the critically endangered species. Keke was born to mum, Jasmine and dad, Tambo at … Continue reading Say hello to Keke
We’ve got a plea to half term visitors to help us provide scent-sational enrichment for our big cats. We’re running low on stocks of herbs and spices, which we use to encourage natural hunting, tracking and foraging behaviours for the likes of our Asiatic lions, Sumatran tigers and Carpathian lynx. Keeper Josh Luxton … Continue reading Herbs and spices help!
We’re excited to reveal a very special statue to help us highlight the plight of Madagascan lemurs. The gigantic steel artwork featuring a ring-tailed lemur leaping from one pole to another, with a baby gripping its back, provides a focal point in our one-acre walkthrough exhibit and is another way for us to engage with … Continue reading Leap of Faith revealed!
It’s Valentine’s Day and we’re showing the love for Madagascan lemurs today as we unveil a 30ft metal statue in their honour! We’re passionate about helping create a better future for these enigmatic creatures and our five species of lemur – ring-tailed, black-and-white ruffed, red ruffed, collared and black – are all amazing ambassadors for … Continue reading Showing the love for lemurs!
Enjoy a fun, fact finding trip to Dudley Zoo and Castle this half term as we launch a packed programme of new animal talks and encounters. Join our Presenters between 11am and 3.30pm each day across the 40-acre site as they introduce you to many of endangered species, including for the duration of the … Continue reading Fact finding half term
Wow! Teddy the Yellow-breasted capuchin can’t believe our record breaking January visitor figures. During the first month of 2020, we recorded 11,688 visitors through the turnstiles – a whopping 47 per cent increase on this time last year. Zoo Director Derek Grove, said: “It’s been a great start to the year for DZC. “The mild, … Continue reading Wow! What a January!