Our gardening team has added more than 1,500 bedding plants to DZG’s formal borders – and it’s looking blooming lovely. French marigolds, pelargoniums, salvias and cordylines have been planted around our 40-acre site including the nine beds near the Castle keep to create a delightful display for our visitors. Plants are also being put in … Continue reading Beautiful borders
We’ve said au revoir to two male black howler monkeys who have left us to start a new adventure across the Channel. Brothers Arie and Becks, who were both born at Dudley Zoo, have gone to Zoo du Bassin d’Arcachon in France. Six-year-old Arie and Becks, aged five, will join the French collection and could … Continue reading Au revoir Arie and Becks
We’re bursting with excitement – a new male giant anteater has arrived at DZG and he’s called Bubbles. The friendly male arrived from Longleat Safari Park in Wiltshire on Monday and he’s already sneaked a kiss from our two-year-old female Romy. And he’ll soon be turning one so we’ll have to give him a special celebration … Continue reading Hello Bubbles
DZG has got Father’s Day all wrapped up as we’re giving dads a day out on us! Dads can receive free admission into the 40-acre zoo on Sunday June 17, with every full-paying adult or child, to spend the special day getting close to some of our rare and wonderful animals. DZG Marketing Assistant Louise … Continue reading Dads go free to DZG!
It was a Dream Night for hundreds of children as DZG hosted its first exclusive evening for chronically ill and disabled youngsters. More than 800 youngsters in the care of hospices, hospitals and charities came to the zoo with their families for the very special after hours event called Dream Night. Staff from the zoo … Continue reading Dream Night
After hanging out with bat conservationists, we’ve discovered up to nine species are roosting in off-show caverns at DZG. Our Conservation Officer Chris Leeson has been working with members of The Birmingham and Black Country Bat Group, known as Brumbats, in Big Ben cavern (at the back of DZG’s birds section) to monitor our wild … Continue reading Hanging out with bats
Birthday girl Ruby Holloway definitely dressed the part when she came to DZG to feed her adopted giraffe, Kubwa. The eight-year-old Huntingtree Primary School pupil from Halesowen wore a black hoodie with ‘Kubwa’ printed on the sleeve and a pink t-shirt with his photo on. Both garments said ‘Kubwa’s Adopted Mommy 2018’ as the giraffe-mad … Continue reading Kubwa clothing!
DZG’s African pygmy goats are loving their new playground thanks to the upcycling skills of our specialist maintenance men. Mike Grace and Paul Share, who work on special development projects across the zoo, transformed part of the old play equipment that was near our camels into a new playground for goats Crouch, Dilly and Daffy. … Continue reading Pygmy goat playtime
All eyes will be on Dudley Zoo’s stunning snow leopard Taïga as she turns three today. The gorgeous female, whose name is a Russian word meaning boreal forest or snow forest, came to us a year and a half ago from Beauval ZooParc in France to pair with our resident male, Margaash. Senior Keeper Sam Grove said: … Continue reading Taïga turns three
Dudley Zoo’s longest serving employee Andy Palmer has just notched up a tree-mendous 40 years as one of our gardeners. The 56-year-old started here as a gardener aged 16 – just two days after leaving Ellowes Hall Secondary School in Lower Gornal. Andy, who still lives in Lower Gornal, was surrounded by members of the gardening … Continue reading Andy’s anniversary