The sun sets on 2020

As the sun sets on the 950th anniversary year of Dudley Castle, not many will reminisce on the last 12 months with any great fondness. But it will be foolish to simply dwell on the negatives and not appreciate the acts of kindness that have brightened this year and reminded us all of the power of […]

Brown bears coming back

We can bear-ly contain our excitement… brown bears are returning to DZG after visitors voted to bring them back to the iconic Bear Ravine. The £250,000 project to reinstate European brown bears – the zoo last held them in 1980 – could see the arrival of up to four bears and the enclosure extended to one […]

All aboard for 2019!

Everyone at Dudley Zoo is on board in wishing our visitors and supporters a very Happy New Year. Zoo Director Derek Grove said he was looking forward to announcing DZG’s plans for 2019, which involve enhancing facilities for youngsters and adding to our animal collection, to further boost the experience for visitors. He said: “All […]

Well deserved Derek!

Zoo Director Derek Grove has clinched an award in recognition of his 36 years of dedication to Dudley Zoo, its staff and its animals. The 55-year-old father-of-three was named as the Lifetime Achievement Award winner at the Forging a Future For All Awards ceremony at the Copthorne Hotel in Brierley Hill last night. The Dudley, […]

Attracting new ideas

Marketing staff from various UK attractions congregated at Dudley Zoo for a seminar to share ideas and improve visitor experiences. The British Association of Leisure Parks, Piers and Attractions (BALPPA) meeting was hosted by DZG in the Queen Mary Restaurant earlier this week. Marketing staff from attractions including Paignton Zoo, Colchester Zoo, Dreamland in Margate, […]