DZG has benefited from the generosity of a Tipton surfacing company, following a donation of 60 tons of road planings.
Curator Richard Brown, said: “We were contacted by MAC Surfacing Limited, who asked if we need any planings.
“And coincidently we did need some at that exact time, so we were delighted to take them up on their offer.”
The planings have been used as hardcore for the sensory garden area of the site opposite the Reptile House, which is currently being transformed into a new picnic area.
Richard added: “The donation is a substantial saving for us, so we are hugely grateful for their generosity.”
MAC Surfacing Limited Director Marc Copson, said: “As a local company to Dudley Zoo we have a commitment to help our community and if we can assist a charity operation wherever necessary, we will endeavour to do so.”