Appealing for plants!

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!

Sweet donation!

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!

Ellie's sorted her snacks!

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!

Zoo vet retires

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

Feeling puzzled?

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

Easing of on-site restrictions

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