Sloth hugs and kisses

Here’s something to brighten the Monday morning blues – sweet sloth hugs and kisses between Flo and baby Button! If you’re visiting us for Love Your Zoo Week, you’ll be able to discover how BIAZA zoos play a significant role in helping ensure the survival of some of the world’s rarest animals through conservation breeding […]

DZC takes centre stage

Three DZC keepers took centre stage at the BIAZA Mammal Working Group virtual conference. Lower Primates Section Leader Jodie Dryden, Carnivore Keeper Cheyenne Darkins and Trainee Keeper Chloe Riley all submitted pre-recorded presentations, which were broadcast to zoo professionals at BIAZA collections around Britain and Ireland as part of the online three-day conference. Jodie spoke […]

BIAZA honours Dave

We’re sending congratulations to our recently retired Registrar and Research Co-ordinator, Dr David Beeston, who has been awarded Honorary Membership of BIAZA as a reflection of his lifelong career. Following his retirement at the end of June, we’re delighted BIAZA Council has honoured Dave with the accolade following his four-decade vocation here at DZC, where […]

Going batty for award!

DZG has scooped a prestigious award in recognition of our conservation work with endangered native species. We received a Silver award for our Limestone Bat Project at the BIAZA (British and Irish Association of Zoos and Aquariums), awards, which celebrates outstanding achievements in the zoological world. DZG Conservation Officer Chris Leeson, who heads the project […]

Love is in the air!

We’re looking ahead to Love Your Zoo Week and encouraging visitors to love DZG as much as we do! Throughout half term we’ll be running themed activities and enrichment to help spread the message about our conservation, education and research work with some of the rarest animals in the world – including Ellie our binturong, […]

Ape workshop first

Four DZG primate keepers attended the first Great Ape Welfare Group Workshop, with one of our staff taking a starring role in the presentations. Pat Stevens, Jodie Dryden, Harley Hunt and Deb Pittaway took part in the one-day BIAZA event at Bristol Zoo Gardens which featured expert talks on how to provide the best care […]

Plastics pledge

DZG has vowed to fight plastic waste and back a UK campaign to highlight the damage it wreaks on our oceans and wider environment. We’re supporting efforts from the British and Irish Association of Zoos and Aquariums (BIAZA) to get its members and their visitors to reduce levels of plastic being used on site. Already our […]

Macaque matters

Dudley Zoo was delighted to welcome 50 primate keepers from across Europe for the first ever macaque species workshop. The successful BIAZA (British and Irish Association of Zoos and Aquariums) Macaque Workshop was led by our Senior Primate Keeper Jodie Dryden with the help of her Lower Primate colleagues. Jodie, also Co-Chair of the BIAZA […]

Studying sea lions

Keeper Josh Luxton is itching to try out new techniques with our sea lions after attending a workshop in Wales. The 24-year-old keeper has recently returned from the BIAZA (British and Irish Association of Zoos and Aquariums) Seal and Sea Lion Workshop which took place at the end of last month at Welsh Mountain Zoo […]