birds

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 Continue reading Owl in a day’s work!

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 Continue reading Kriss is a high flyer

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 Continue reading Five-a-day feasts

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 Continue reading Macaws move in

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 Continue reading Saving Asia’s songbirds