Dr David Beeston

Dave's farewell

They say never work with children or animals… it’s sound advice, which fortunately for us Dr David Beeston ignored!   After four decades, David, who’s one of our longest serving members of staff, retired from his lifelong career yesterday – unfortunately due to covid-19 without any fanfare, but we’re sure there’s a party on the Continue reading Dave’s farewell

Study time

Keepers Kriss Pearson and Josh Luxton are knuckling down to some serious study as they begin their diploma in zoo keeping. Kriss, from our birds section, and Josh who works with our ungulates and big cats, are just starting their Diploma in the Management of Zoo and Aquarium Animals (DMZAA) – the industry standard for Continue reading Study time

Dr Dave’s dedication to DZG

Registrar and Research Co-ordinator, Dr David Beeston, has today been congratulated by zoo bosses after notching up 35 years of service. The 65-year-old officially joined Dudley Zoo on October 1, 1983 when he set up the education department and established our popular programme of feed and talk times. The dad-of-three from Birmingham headed up the education Continue reading Dr Dave’s dedication to DZG