Sheep in the castle shadows

DZG’s seven Cameroon sheep have taken up residence in the shadows of the 11th century Dudley Castle.

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Keepers have moved the livestock to the castle bank for the coming months.

Senior Keeper, Lesley Lewis, said: “The bank provides a fresh grazing area for the sheep.

“It’s been a long while since we had any animals in that location, but they show really well there with the castle behind them.”

It took a team effort to relocate the animals from their former bank, alongside the Queen Mary Ballroom.

Lesley added: “We had to catch them up individually, but it gave us an ideal opportunity to wash their feet and worm them and give them a quick health check before releasing them into their new surroundings.”

The castle bank also includes a new shelter which has been built by Curator Richard Brown.