Conservation Matters!

Last year we pledged £100,000 over a five-year period to Sintang Orangutan Center in Indonesia to enable them to build a second Forest School for rescued orangutans. Twelve months on we’ve received a wonderful update to say the school in Jerora is now complete and the first group of orangutans – six-year-old Tom (who walks […]

Swing into summer at DZC!

Swing into summer at Dudley Zoo and Castle as we shine the spotlight on our primate collection. Throughout the six-week school holiday we’ll be raising awareness about our primates, which range from the smallest pygmy marmosets to our impressive Bornean orangutans. And we’ll not only be celebrating the first birthdays of baby orangutans, Jim and […]

And the winner is…

Over 250 photo entries to our photography competition have been whittled down to just one winning image and what an image it is! Congratulations to visitor Timothy Lees, who snapped this fabulous image of baby Bornean orangutan, Jim. His stunning image is currently being printed on a range of stationery items, which will soon be […]

Thought-provoking statue unveiled

We’ve revealed a thought-provoking new statue to help highlight the plight of the critically endangered Bornean orangutan. We’ve once again joined forces with local sculptor, Luke Perry, to create the large-scale steel artwork as part of our engaging visitor interpretation around the new outdoor orangutan enclosure. Zoo Director, Derek Grove said: “As part of our […]

Forest School starts!

We’ve had word from Sintang Orangutan Center (SOC) in Indonesia to say the first stage of work has started to build a second Forest School in Jerora, which DZC is funding. We’ve pledged £100,000 over a five-year period to SOC, which specialises in the rescue, rehabilitation and release of the great apes, which will enable […]

Orang celebrations

Baby Bornean orangutan, Jim, is celebrating his first International Orangutan Day today and what a year for us to be marking it, with two recent additions to the critically endangered species and a brand-new outdoor enclosure for them to explore! Join primate keepers at the orangutan house throughout the day, where you can find out […]

Jazz to the rescue

We’re excited to announce the birth of a second critically endangered Bornean orangutan at DZC within four weeks! Eleven-year-old Sprout gave birth over the weekend, but unfortunately as an inexperienced mum has found first-time motherhood a little bit tough. Thankfully, Sprout’s mum, Jazz, 30, who only gave birth herself a month ago, came to her […]

Orang work progressing well!

Work is progressing well on our new outdoor orangutan enclosure. The large paddock to the side of the orangutan house is currently being transformed into a new space for our Bornean orangutans, Benji, Jazz and Sprout. Work so far has included clearing the entire site and dismantling the metal fencing, none of which has gone […]