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 … Continue reading Sloth souvenirs
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 … Continue reading Inca scores more fans!
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 … Continue reading Granville made Paul’s day!
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 … Continue reading When Caidan met Kubwa
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, … Continue reading DZG animals help woo valentines!
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 … Continue reading Charlie’s treats!
Christmas is getting closer and our new adopt in a box packages will make the perfect present for animal lovers of all ages. For just £20, visitors can pick the adoption boxes straight off the Safari Shop shelf and with 11 different animal species to choose from there’s plenty of choice. From lions to lemurs, red pandas … Continue reading Adopt in a box!
Can you help us name our meerkats or flamingos? We’ve discovered 18 of our Chilean flamingos and 13 meerkats don’t have official names on their zoo record, only identification numbers and we want to try and rectify that before Christmas with unique adoptions! Marketing Manager, Andrea Hales, said: “Every animal on site has a permanent … Continue reading Name our animals!
We’ve had a timely birth just ahead of Mother’s Day as ring-tailed lemur, Phoebe, delivered her 12th baby! The busy 15 year-old mum gave birth to her latest offspring in Lemur Wood on Wednesday night and was out and about in the one-acre walkthrough exhibit the next morning with her newborn. Curator Richard Brown, said: … Continue reading Celebrating mums
DZG’s blue and gold macaw, Charlie, has been well and truly spoilt thanks to the generosity of her adopter. Christine Clive, who has been adopting the Discovery Centre’s popular parrot for the past seven years, sent us a generous donation along with a bag of Charlie’s favourite nuts for Christmas. And Presenter Heather John spent … Continue reading Toys and treats