Chillie, the Chilean Rose Tarantula checks out a new award-winning children’s book, inspired by DZC’s spiders! Cobweb Capers, has recently won the Young Winner category in the Turtle Sea Books Spring 2021 Contest and we’re grateful to author, Dr Jane McGee, a Psychology teacher at Old Swinford Hospital School, in Stourbridge, who has donated a … Continue reading Chillie’s an inspiration!
Calling all green-fingered visitors! We’re hoping to spruce up our Discovery Centre and we’re appealing for potted houseplants. Can you help us please?! We’re on the hunt for unwanted indoor plants of all shapes, sizes and varieties to help us decorate our Rainforest Room. DZC Conservation Officer Chris Leeson said: “Whether you’ve got houseplants at … Continue reading Appealing for plants!
Many of our animals have been enjoying a seasonal summer treat thanks to a generous donation from our local supermarket. Keepers regularly purchase additional fruit and vegetables from Aldi on Priory Road, Dudley for our animal species and the supermarket frequently donates surplus goods to us, including exotic fruits such as mangos and melons, which … Continue reading Sweet donation!
Sweetcorn-loving Ellie has her snacks sorted for this week’s open-air cinema events! As a special enrichment treat, keepers popped the binturong’s favourite sweetcorn kernels in the microwave, before serving the unflavoured treat to the four-year-old, who enjoyed a nibble! Senior Keeper Josh Luxton, said: “Sweetcorn is Ellie’s favourite food and we often spot her stealing … Continue reading Ellie’s sorted her snacks!
We’ve said a fond farewell to our zoo vet, Peter Stewart, who has retired after a dedicated lifelong career tending to our exotic animals. And there can’t be too many vets who can treat a pet rabbit one minute and get an emergency call out to a lion the next, but Peter, of PA Stewart … Continue reading Zoo vet retires
Our Asiatic lions and snow leopards are hitting the weighing scales as part of regular health checks, thanks to the generosity of animal lovers. Following a donation from GMS Group, a security specialist company based in Bromsgrove, we’ve been able to purchase and fit a permanent set of scales for endangered lionesses, Asha and Kyra, … Continue reading Generous animal lovers!
Need a rainy-day summer holiday activity? Then look no further than our bespoke DZC jigsaw puzzles! With the hobby seeing a rise in popularity following the recent lockdowns, a brand new range of 1,000-piece jigsaws have hit the shelves in the Safari Shop just in time for the six-week break. There are four different designs … Continue reading Feeling puzzled?
We’re getting behind Dudley’s bid submission for city status as part of the Queen’s Platinum Jubilee in our own special DZC way! Zoo Director Derek Grove said: “Similar to its Zoo and Castle, Dudley is in the process of change and is working hard to make the most of the opportunities the 21st century can … Continue reading Supporting city bid
While Covid-19 regulations may be easing from Monday, we’re still going to have some measures in place for the continued safety of our staff, animals and visitors. We ask you to please read ahead of your forthcoming visit… Our online pre-booking system will continue for general visitors throughout the school holidays as we limit the … Continue reading Easing of on-site restrictions
It’s World Chimpanzee Day, when we raise awareness of the threats to endangered chimps in the wild. Press play and watch Senior Primate Keeper Harley Hunt as she explains more about the threats they face and introduces us to our seven girls in our latest Conservation Matters. As part of our conservation work we support … Continue reading Conservation Matters: World Chimpanzee Day