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Orang work progressing well!

Work is progressing well on our new outdoor orangutan enclosure. The large paddock to the side of the orangutan house is currently being transformed into a new space for our Bornean orangutans, Benji, Jazz and Sprout. Work so far has included clearing the entire site and dismantling the metal fencing, none of which has gone Continue reading Orang work progressing well!

Conservation role expands!

DZC’s key conservation role in securing the future of the endangered black lemur has just got a little bigger. Here at Dudley, we’ve been managing the European Endangered Species Programme (EEP) for black lemurs for almost two decades, first overseen by Zoo Director Derek Grove before Curator Richard Brown took over the reins in 2015. Continue reading Conservation role expands!

Roarsome gift for dino-mite dads!

If you’ve got a dino-mite dad, why not treat him to a roarsome gift for this forthcoming Father’s Day and book tickets to watch Jurassic Park in the grounds of Dudley Castle! We’re screening Spielberg’s blockbuster on Friday, August 6 as part of our summer season of open-air cinema nights, with The Greatest Showman showing Continue reading Roarsome gift for dino-mite dads!

Best foot forward!

We’re wishing Senior Keeper Rachel Leek the best of luck, as she’s set to trek 80 miles along Hadrian’s Wall next week to raise money for spider monkeys in the wild! The Lower Primates keeper will be tackling the mammoth challenge alongside husband Adam as she fundraises for Wildtracks, a charity in Belize, which works Continue reading Best foot forward!

Thank You DZC staff

As well as saying Thank You to our supporters this Love Your Zoo Week, we also want to say THANK YOU to our staff. Like most businesses, this past year has been full of uncertainties for our employees, but we’re extremely grateful to our zoo keepers and skeleton staff who continued to work throughout the Continue reading Thank You DZC staff

Justgiving thanks

The past 12 months has been one of the hardest in DZC’s 84-year history. Having to endure three lockdowns, with zero income combined with continued animal care costs meant we were reaching crisis point. But we’ve been overwhelmed by the support we’ve received from visitors. You will never know how grateful we are for your Continue reading Justgiving thanks