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 […]

A perfect pair

We’re delighted a female grey-capped emerald dove is proving a perfect pairing for our male. Bird keepers at DZG are now hoping the successful match could mean the colourful couple go on to breed next year. The male came to us in March from Waddesdon Manor in Buckinghamshire and the female only arrived six weeks […]

Owl in a day’s work!

Happy International Owl Awareness Day twit twoo – we had a magical time celebrating and raised £300 for a bird conservation charity. On Thursday, our bird keepers and Presenter Langan Turner transformed into Harry Potter characters to celebrate DZG’s 12 owls, including Grafton the coast horned owl (pictured), and the iconic species all over the […]

Turaco tot

We’ve got baby news in our birds section where a red-crested turaco chick has hatched. Senior Bird Keeper Ben Vanes has just caught up with the little one to put an identification ring on its leg, but we don’t yet know if it is male or female. The chick, born to our breeding pair in […]

Kriss is a high flyer

Congratulations to our high-flying bird keeper Kriss Pearson who has been recognised for his fundraising efforts and presentation skills. The 25-year-old, who regularly presents the birds of prey display in the Castle Courtyard, has been named Employee of the Month after being put forward for the honour by zoo managers, a visitor and an official […]

Five-a-day feasts

Dudley Zoo’s new scarlet macaws are settling well into their luxury lodgings and lapping up their five-a-day feasts. The eight vibrant birds arrived at DZG from Cornwall three weeks ago and moved into a large £30,000 home which replaced the 35-year-old group of three parrot aviaries. Head of Birds, Nicola Wright, said the South American […]

Macaws move in

Eight stunning scarlet macaws have winged their way to DZG and moved into our impressive, newly-built aviary. The £30,000 development has given our new colourful residents plenty of space – more than 50 per cent extra room than the previous building. We were granted planning permission to demolish three parrot aviaries and replace them with […]

Saving Asia’s songbirds

Dudley Zoo has added its voice to a global conservation campaign to save millions of Asian songbirds from extinction. We’re backing the two-year European Association of Zoos and Aquaria (EAZA) Conservation campaign ‘Silent Forest, Asian Songbird Crisis’ to make noise about the plight of Asian songbirds taken from forests in Southeast Asia and raise money […]