Dudley Zoo

Help enhance our enclosures

DZG keepers are hoping to enhance our reptile enclosures by appealing for artificial plants. Not only does the fake greenery look good for visitors, but they also provide enrichment for the likes of our snakes, lizards, iguanas, dragons and geckos by giving them additional places to explore. Assistant Curator, Jay Haywood, pictured above with Jane Continue reading Help enhance our enclosures

Our amazing Asiatic black bear!

Our amazing Asiatic black bear, Inca, has flown through yet another annual health check! The incredible 36 year-old, who’s officially the oldest black bear in Europe, underwent her yearly medical with zoo vets Peter and Elizabeth Stewart, which revealed she’s doing better than ever! Inca, who was sedated in her den for the 40-minute check-up Continue reading Our amazing Asiatic black bear!

From drug house to bug house!

Insects at DZG are benefitting from hundreds of bamboo canes seized from cannabis factories across the West Midlands. West Midlands Police’s Cannabis Disposal Team spotted our plea for garden canes to build more bug houses across the 40-acre site and generously donated two huge bundles, which will soon be turned into new homes for our Continue reading From drug house to bug house!

Passed with flying colours!

DZG’s Nicola Wright has another achievement under her belt after passing her health and safety qualification with flying colours! Nicola was the only one in her group to pass the NEBOSH (The National Examination Board in Occupational Safety and Health) National General Certificate in Occupational Health and Safety. Nicola said: “It was a two-week course Continue reading Passed with flying colours!

Taïga arrives at DZG

We’re thrilled to welcome a new female snow leopard to DZG. One year-old Taïga arrived overnight from Beauval ZooParc in France to pair with our resident male, Margaash. Taïga, whose name is a Russian word meaning boreal forest or snow forest, will be kept off-show for the next few days and will slowly be introduced to six Continue reading Taïga arrives at DZG

Fresh flooring

DZG keepers showed their true grit when it came to shifting 40 tonnes of gravel and sand. Staff hired a digger to transport the flooring materials into the giraffe paddock, where keepers moved it to various enclosures across the 40-acre site in wheelbarrows. Assistant Curator, Jay Haywood, pictured above with Keeper Adam Wrench, said: “We’re Continue reading Fresh flooring