Bornean orangutans

Work starts on new orang enclosure!

Work has started on the new outdoor orangutan enclosure and our Primate Keepers are leading the celebrations! The gardening team have cleared the adjacent empty enclosure in preparation for building work, which will see the area transformed for our Bornean orangutans, Benji, Jazz and Sprout. Zoo Director Derek Grove, said: “No one is more delighted Continue reading Work starts on new orang enclosure!

Warm support from Iceland

Warm-hearted Dudley staff from frozen food giant Iceland have pledged to support DZG’s orangs and our new enclosure appeal. The team from Iceland in the Churchill Shopping Centre has committed to helping the zoo’s orangs as an extension of the eco-friendly chain’s national campaign to save critically-endangered orangs in the wild. For the next year, Continue reading Warm support from Iceland

Choose eggs-tra carefully!

DZG is urging people to think eggs-tra carefully when buying sweet treats this Easter and say no to palm oil. Concerned keepers at Dudley Zoo say many chocolate eggs contain unsustainable palm oil which devastates the habitats of wild cousins of our two Sumatran tigers and four Bornean orangs. They say we should check the ingredients labels Continue reading Choose eggs-tra carefully!

Deb's first DZG season!

Our newest keeper, Deb Pittaway, has completed her first summer season at DZG! Deb, aged 35, has joined our Upper Primates team from Twycross Zoo and has started her duties working alongside our four Bornean orangutans, Benji, Jorong, Jazz and our cheeky youngster, Sprout – just look at the face the six year-old is pulling Continue reading Deb’s first DZG season!

Spooky Sprout's sheet shoutout!

Whooooooo! We’re gearing up for Hallowe’en and all getting into the spooky spirit here at DZG – orangutans included! Our great apes are all playful primates who love making up games with whatever they can get their hands on, so we’re renewing our plea for unwanted pillow cases, duvet covers, clean sheets and towels, which can Continue reading Spooky Sprout’s sheet shoutout!