Marking Mother’s Day

It’s almost Mother’s Day and we’ve got a special adoption package for our busiest mum on site. Phoebe our 19 year-old matriarch ring-tailed lemur can certainly be classed as a super mum having successfully reared more than 15 offspring – many of who can be spotted in Lemur Wood! This year, for your marvellous mothers […]

We heart Reggie!

Reggie our Linne’s two-toed sloth is proving to be a popular addition to our collection with visitors flocking to adopt him since his arrival at the start of the summer. Over the last six weeks more than 23 supporters have taken out year-long adoption packages for our gorgeous three-year-old. DZG Marketing Manager Andrea Hales said: […]

Nuno’s sporting gold and black!

Nuno our Humboldt penguin chick is easily identifiable in our 70-strong colony as he’s now sporting a striking gold and black flipper band. And the six-month old, who was named after Wolverhampton Wanderers FC manager by a competition winner earlier this year, has now fledged and is available for adoption, just in time for the […]

Sloth souvenirs

Visitors are eager to take home a souvenir of Reggie, our new two-toed sloth, with merchandise flying off the Safari Shop shelves. Since the arrival of the three-year-old last week, DZG visitors have been bagging themselves sloth souvenirs with cuddly sloth toys and magnets proving the weekend’s top sellers. Retail Manager Isobel Blackwell said: “We […]

Inca scores more fans!

A Birmingham-based football club nicknamed the Bears has adopted our wonderful black bear Inca as the team mascot. Shire Oak Bears’ player/manager Matt Lloyd (pictured far right), his team mates and their relatives have all just visited their fellow bear for the club’s first ever family day out – and Inca put in an appearance […]

Granville made Paul’s day!

A visit to see our great grey owl Granville was the perfect 50th birthday present for a Cradley Heath man who has adopted the bird for 12 years. Paul Wright was surprised with the trip to DZG by his American fiancée Angela Messer who flew in from the States to join him on the zoo […]

When Caidan met Kubwa

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 […]

DZG animals help woo valentines!

Every day is Valentine’s Day for our loved-up Humboldt penguins, who pair for life, so why not let them help woo your loved one this forthcoming February 14. The flightless birds are monogamous and begin searching for a mate around two years-old, recognising each other through vocalisations. They also nest in the same boxes year-on-year, […]

Charlie’s treats!

Blue and gold macaw, Charlie, is getting stuck into new toys and treats following a festive donation from her adopter. Christine Clive, a long-term supporter of the 27-year-old Discovery Centre parrot sent in a stocking full of nutty treats plus the monetary gift which DZG Presenter Heather John spent on a number of goodies from […]