A handful of DZG keepers did knot take long to master a new rope tying technique to create stimulating toys for our animals. Six keepers, including Jade Reddall pictured, learned how to make a rope ball called a monkey fist at an after-work tutorial led by Senior Primate Keeper Jodie Dryden. This was the second … Continue reading Knot bad going!
Eight-year-old Caidan Price was certainly on a high after meeting Dudley Zoo’s giraffe family and feeding our handsome male Kubwa. And the West Bromwich schoolboy, who was given the feed experience for his 8th birthday, even dressed up his beloved teddy called ‘Bear’ as a giraffe for the occasion. Animal lover Caidan, who takes Bear … Continue reading When Caidan met Kubwa
Two lucky couples were all smiles after winning the terrific prize of tickling our tapirs during DZG’s World Tapir Day event. The chance to get cuddles with our Brazilan tapir family Chico, Meena and Luna was up for grabs in a raffle during our two-day tapir themed celebrations last weekend. On Saturday Lauren Crowe and … Continue reading All smiles
What has a feline face, a bear-like body, a tail like a monkey and smells of popcorn? It’s a binturong – the exciting new species at DZG. Elliot the one-year-old binturong, also known as a bearcat, has joined us from Olomouc Zoo in the Czech Republic and has moved into an incredible new £25,000 abode. … Continue reading Binturong makes Dudley debut
Dudley Zoo is celebrating a bundle of spring babies including a capuchin, a black lemur, a Barbary sheep and two bats. The latest additions to our 1,600-strong collection have all been born within the last 10 days, with the Barbary sheep birth being witnessed by visitors just two days ago. The baby boom kicked off … Continue reading Babies spring up
It’s International Macaque Week and DZG is raising awareness and funds for critically endangered cousins of our six macaques. Hot on the heels of International Macaque Day in March, this time there’s a whole week to celebrate the species and help promote the amazing work of Selamatkan Yaki – a project working with Sulawesi crested … Continue reading It’s all about macaques
With just three days left to sign up for this year’s Walk on the Wild Side at Dudley Zoo, last-minute entrants better shake a leg! Our annual sponsored walk takes place this Saturday so there’s just time to dig out a fancy dress costume and add your support before we close our online entry system … Continue reading Shake a leg!
It will be a case of on your marks, get set, Po, when one of TV’s Teletubbies joins the Barnardo’s Big Toddle at Dudley Zoo. Po, the red Teletubby from the CBeebies hit show, will join in the fun on June 12 – the first day of Barnardo’s annual sponsored walk for under-5s. The event, … Continue reading Get set, Po!
Our six micro pigs had a cracking time when keepers laid on a post-Easter egg hunt for them. Staff down on the Farm at Dudley Zoo kept their empty Easter egg boxes to fill with a fruity feast for the hungry hogs. Senior Keeper Lesley Lewis said: “We filled the boxes with hay, apple and … Continue reading Piggin’ out
More than 3,500 visitors joined us at Dudley Zoo for another fun-packed patriotic festival to celebrate St George. Last Sunday was the third year DZG has hosted the Dudley borough extravaganza which has once again been hailed a roaring success. Mayor of Dudley, Councillor Dave Tyler, joined in the celebrations in the 11th century Castle courtyard … Continue reading By George, what fun!