Our exotic species will be enjoying pumpkin playtime this half term.
The seasonal vegetable will be on the menu for many of our animals over the coming weeks, while others enjoy carved pumpkins filled with hidden treats to discover!
And visitors joining us throughout the holiday can get into the spooky spirit by taking part in our contactless Halloween Hunt around the 40-acre site, for the chance to win an adoption of an animal of their choice.
The trail will conclude at the 11th century Dudley Castle at the heart of the zoo site – reportedly one of the most haunted venues in the country – where you can discover more about those that allegedly continue to roam its cobbled grounds, including the Grey Lady and the drummer boy.
Don’t forget to swing by the indoor Reptile House, Castle Creatures and farm barn, which all house our most creepy critters, including bats, snakes, vampire crabs poison dart frogs, bird eating tarantulas and the spooky-looking black beauty stick insect.
And elsewhere on site spot the zoo’s newest arrivals including Djimat the Bornean orangutan, Zeus the Southern Cassowary and baby Ivy our Colombian black spider monkey.