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Celebrations for 85 years!

Come and help us celebrate our 85th anniversary next Saturday!   We’ll be marking the occasion with children’s entertainers, costumed characters, face painting, a meet and greet of small critters, games and competitions.   There’ll be an exhibition of zoo memorabilia and archive photographs in the Castle – including this one of the first animals Continue reading Celebrations for 85 years!

Throwback Thursday

We’re continuing our look back at DZG life as part of our 80th anniversary celebrations and this month we’re showcasing our miniature railway! The £2,000 Dudley Zoo Railway opened in June 1938 and travelled one mile through wooded land from the Bear Ravine to the zoo entrance. The two original two-ton steam engines, named Lady Continue reading Throwback Thursday

Throwback Thursday

We’re looking back at DZG life as our 80th anniversary celebrations continue. This month we hear from former Zoo Curator, Mike Williams, who first joined DZG as a Trainee Keeper in 1960, working on site until 1965 when he married and left for a new adventure, working for the Duke of Bedford, before moving onto Cleethorpes Continue reading Throwback Thursday