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Here’s something to brighten the Monday morning blues – sweet sloth hugs and kisses between Flo and baby Button! If you’re visiting us for Love Your Zoo Week, you’ll be able to discover how BIAZA zoos play a significant role in helping ensure the survival of some of the world’s rarest animals through conservation breeding Continue reading Sloth hugs and kisses

Jubilee jubilations!

We’re getting ready to mark Her Majesty The Queen’s Platinum Jubilee a week today (June 2) and Lewis and Dave from our Maintenance team couldn’t wait to try out our regal throne selfie area! Join us next Bank Holiday Thursday in the bunting-clad castle courtyard where entertainment will include Dippy the clown, patriotic face painting, Continue reading Jubilee jubilations!

DZC unveils £500K orang enclosure

There were celebrations as Dudley Zoo and Castle (DZC) staff watched its four critically endangered Bornean orangutans exploring their brand new £500,000 outdoor enclosure for the very first time. After a year-long build at the Midlands attraction, staff report Djimat, Jazz, Sprout and Benji, have been making great use of the additional 1,300 square metre Continue reading DZC unveils £500K orang enclosure

Orangs enjoy new enclosure

There were celebrations as DZC staff watched our four critically endangered Bornean orangutans exploring their brand new £500,000 outdoor enclosure for the very first time. After a yearlong build, the large grassed enclosure, adjacent to their indoor den area, was completed last week, with Jazz, Sprout, Djimat and Benji accessing the new space over the Continue reading Orangs enjoy new enclosure

Squawk of approval!

Charlie, our blue and gold macaw, has given her squawk of approval for a stunning limited-edition portrait hand drawn by our talented Trainee Bird Keeper, Sophie Savage-Eccles. Sophie has produced the colourful pencil sketch in aid of our forthcoming fundraising efforts for World Parrot Day on Tuesday, May 31 – a week today! As part Continue reading Squawk of approval!

We have more baby news and it’s another exciting first for DZC in our 85th anniversary year! We’ve welcomed the arrival of five naked mole rat pups! The weird and wonderful species, who first joined the collection in 2018, can be spotted in their heated burrow system in the chimp viewing area. Did you know… Continue reading Another birth first!

Right royal party!

Under-fives are cordially invited to a royal party in the castle courtyard next month. And we’re encouraging little ones to dress as Kings, Queens, Princes or Princesses to join us for our Platinum Jubilee themed celebrations on Wednesday, June 29 and Thursday, June 30. The event, designed especially with our younger visitors in mind, will Continue reading Right royal party!