bats

Bat chat

Conservation Officer Chris Leeson shared his tales of hanging out with wild bats at a conference for animal experts. Chris gave a 20-minute presentation to staff from UK animal attractions at the BIAZA (British & Irish Association of Zoo & Aquariums) annual conference and AGM on Dudley Zoo’s relationship with The Birmingham & Black Country Continue reading Bat chat

Hanging out with bats

After hanging out with bat conservationists, we’ve discovered up to nine species are roosting in off-show caverns at DZG. Our Conservation Officer Chris Leeson has been working with members of The Birmingham and Black Country Bat Group, known as Brumbats, in Big Ben cavern (at the back of DZG’s birds section) to monitor our wild Continue reading Hanging out with bats

Babies spring up

Dudley Zoo is celebrating a bundle of spring babies including a capuchin, a black lemur, a Barbary sheep and two bats. The latest additions to our 1,600-strong collection have all been born within the last 10 days, with the Barbary sheep birth being witnessed by visitors just two days ago. The baby boom kicked off Continue reading Babies spring up

Bat baby boom

DZG is celebrating the patter of six pairs of tiny feet – after a bat baby boom in our Castle Creatures exhibit. The six baby Egyptian fruit bats are just days old and can been spotted curled up under the wings of their mums. And delighted keepers say we have more bat babies on the Continue reading Bat baby boom

Surveying bats

DZG staff joined forces with conservation group, BrumBats, to survey the wild bats across the 40-acre zoo site. The group, also known as the Birmingham and Black Country Bat Group, spent two hours surveying bats living in and around two on-site caverns. DZG Conservation Officer, Chris Leeson, said: “It went really well. We started just Continue reading Surveying bats

Going batty for Hallowe'en

We’ve had some timely births in the bat enclosure just in time for Hallowe’en! This Egyptian fruit bat is just a few days old and is one of four newborns who can be spotted tucked up on their mums in the Castle Creatures exhibit throughout half term, which features approximately 80 Egyptian fruit and Seba’s Continue reading Going batty for Hallowe’en