‘Ow Bin Ya’ Sands
Complete with piles of buckets and spades, two giant deckchairs and plenty of picnic tables, the beach situated at the Zoo’s Sensory Garden and will stay in place for the whole summer 2019. It contains 80 tonnes of sand and will keep kids busy in between visiting our animals! There are also three comedy seaside peep boards giving visitors great photo opportunities to pose as Punch and Judy, Doris and Dick or Thin Tim and Big Bertha.
Lemur Wood is a one-acre walkthrough experience where you can meet more than 30 free-roaming red ruffed/black-and-white/ringed tail/black lemurs and learn about DZC’s conservation programmes in Madagascar for these enigmatic creatures.
DZC has one of the largest colonies of these South American birds in the UK. Our 60-strong group has helped form colonies at other collections across the country. Look out for our oldest penguin – Pingu!
What has a feline face, a bear-like body, a tail like a monkey and smells of popcorn? It’s a binturong! Visit Ellie and Elliott in their enclosure which includes glass viewing areas, a climbing frame and two old whisky barrels.
Get close to these mini marsupials in our walkthrough enclosure – but you’ll have to be quick as they move very fast!
Experience these magnificent birds landing on you while they drink nectar.
Daily shows in our Go Wild! Theatre introduce visitors to the wonderful world of wildlife and offer a close up view of creatures great and small.
Our Farm and Barn offer young visitors a chance to get really close to a range of farmyard favourites including pygmy goats, micro-pigs, chickens, geese, guinea pigs and giant English rabbits. There’s even a chance to milk a very special cow! And if the weather’s not so good join our craft activities in the barn where you’ll often find young chicks or baby rabbits to meet.
Two lions at Dudley Zoo – our Asiatic lions are the pride of DZC. They are among the rarest animals on the planet, with fewer than 500 in the world, of which 300 are in zoos and wildlife parks. Females Kyra and Asha live in our one-acre Lion Ridge paddock.
Birds of Prey
Our daily birds of prey displays in the courtyard allow visitors to see these magnificent birds as they were used in medieval times for hunting. See an African spotted eagle owl, ferruginous buzzard, great grey and Magellan horned owls fly from the castle walls.
An interactive medieval experience featuring live animals in the 11th century Castle. The exhibit, at the heart of DZC, tells the story of the Earl of Dudley’s family and explains the history of the castle. It also houses a series of animal exhibits showing how medieval folk lived in close proximity with species, such as rats and bats, as part of everyday life.
For our younger visitors – visit our playgrounds either by the camels, opposite the Safari gift shop, on the Queen Mary Lawn – or all three! From slides, to monkey bars, there’s so much choice and it gives the youngsters something new to explore and burn off that extra energy!