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!
Our lovely lioness Asha is celebrating her last year as a tweenager, as she turned 12 today. Well-wishers are expected to visit the birthday girl throughout the day at the one-acre Lion Ridge paddock she shares with her older sister Kyra. Senior Big Cat Keeper, Sam Grove, said: “We do like to make an extra … Continue reading Asha’s big day
We’re saying a sad so long to our youngest giraffe Kito, who is leaving the Black Country for Bristol today. The four-year-old male, who was born here at Dudley Zoo to his late mum Mia and Dad Kubwa, is off to join the Somerset-based Noah’s Ark Zoo Farm. The 11ft-tall giraffe will be transferred to … Continue reading So long Kito
DZG’s new binturong Elliot arrived just in time to celebrate World Binturong Day today. This is the first time we’ve held the fascinating species and our gorgeous one-year-old binturong has been seen exploring his wonderful new enclosure. Elliot joined us from Olomouc Zoo in the Czech Republic and moved into his impressive £25,000 abode at … Continue reading Celebrating Elliot
Life will soon be a beach for visitors to Dudley Zoo as we prepare to bring the fun of the seaside to our landlocked location. ‘Ow Bin Ya Sands’ is set to open in time for the May half term holiday next week, complete with heaps of buckets and spades, two giant deckchairs, three seaside … Continue reading Life’s a beach at DZG
A Kidderminster Brownie pack had a wild time when they bunked down with the beasts at Dudley Zoo. Members of 1st Franche Brownies spent the night in our 11th century Castle undercroft and learned lots about the castle and our animals from Education Assistant Amy Hickman. The next day the girls were up bright and … Continue reading Brownies bunk with beasts
DZG’s Chris Leeson has clinched our employee of the month title for his animal campaign work and helping run our stores. The 26-year-old Conservation Officer, who has been at the zoo for four years, was nominated by several members of the management team and a keeper on our birds section. As well as raising awareness … Continue reading Cracking job Chris!
Primate keepers have discovered our gorgeous lar gibbon baby is a boy and have called him Gary. And our twin ring-tailed lemurs, who were born just four days after Gary, have been given unisex names Sulu and Sarek, as they have not yet been sexed. The lar gibbon and ring-tailed lemurs, which are both classed … Continue reading Gorgeous Gary