Atmospheric Dudley Castle will become the dramatic backdrop when we offer film fans a double bill of classic movies this summer. Once again we’ve teamed up with Flatpack and, for the third year running, the courtyard of the 11th century Castle will be transformed into an open-air cinema. But this year is doubly special, as … Continue reading Double bill of cult classics
It’s Love Your Zoo Week and our animals are crazy about new heart-shaped enrichment toys which keepers made with love. Staff made the feeding devices out of old fire hose in their own time and have filled them with treats for our primates, tapirs, Farm animals, flamingos and red pandas to discover. Love Your Zoo … Continue reading Love Your Zoo Week 2018
Who better to unveil Dudley Zoo’s new bostin’ beach than the Queen of the Black Country, comedienne Doreen Tipton? We’re delighted the much-loved Black Country star will officially declare Ow Bin Ya Sands open this afternoon – just in time for our May half term visitors to use. DZG is also proud to be the … Continue reading Greetings from Ow Bin Ya Sands!
Visitors to the British Mini Day at Himley Hall had plenty of Dudley Zoo’s minis to marvel at – our mini beasts. Our outreach team took a whole host of creepy crawlies to the annual motoring event, allowing visitors to get up close and personal with Madagascan hissing cockroaches and African giant land snails. They … Continue reading Mini beasts
We’ve welcomed Mark Whitcombe to the DZG team as our new Head of Maintenance. Mark joined us a few weeks ago from just around the corner – as he was formerly the maintenance foreman at the neighbouring Black Country Living Museum. Along with the rest of the maintenance team, he’ll be responsible for all the … Continue reading Making his Mark!
Our snow leopard Margaash couldn’t wait to sink his teeth into birthday treats at his newly-extended enclosure. The handsome male is eight today and loves nothing more than exploring the extensive enclosure he shares with Taïga and playing with scratching posts. This stunning shot of the birthday boy was taken by our Customer Services Team Member, … Continue reading Grrreat to be eight!
We’re loving taking part in the treasure-hunt craze of finding rocks – and have found a super one near our burrowing owls. Presenter Heather John has just unearthed a rock painted with The Avengers symbol and our Head of Education Phil Turner also found one with a rainbow design in the Castle keep a few … Continue reading Rock on!
We’re sending more than £250 to a project helping to protect macaques in Indonesia, thanks to generous DZG visitors. The terrific total of £257.40 was raised during International Macaque Week when primate keepers held an awareness event throughout the last Bank Holiday weekend. An information stand was set up in the Castle Courtyard and keepers were on hand … Continue reading Money for macaques
We’re tickled pink about Prince Harry and Meghan’s wedding today – so we’ve named a pair of American flamingos in their honour. To mark the Royal Wedding, Dudley Zoo is flying the union flag atop the 11th century Dudley Castle and we’ve called two of our unnamed pure American flamingos Harry and Meghan. And our … Continue reading Royal flamingos
It didn’t take Dudley-born giraffe Kito long to find his feet at his new home – he’s already caught the eye of a female called Genevive. Keepers at Noah’s Ark Zoo Farm in Bristol sent us an adorable picture of four-year-old Kito, who left Dudley Zoo on Wednesday, entwined with his new companion Genevive. DZG … Continue reading Quick work Kito!