Dudley Zoo

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

Spook-tacular Halloween events!

We’re gearing up for a spook-tacular Halloween at DZG! Brave young souls are invited to join us for our children’s Hocus Pocus evenings on Thursday, October 27 and Friday, October 28, where there’ll be close encounters with a variety of creepy critters including snakes, spiders and cockroaches. Join us after hours, from 5pm until 8pm, Continue reading Spook-tacular Halloween events!

Celebrating zookeepers!

It’s International Zookeeper Day and we’re celebrating our hardworking team. We reckon we’ve definitely got the best bunch of keepers here at DZG, who regularly go above and beyond the call of duty for their animal charges. And it’s a diverse job, which doesn’t involve cuddling animals all day long! Our 30-strong keeping team are Continue reading Celebrating zookeepers!

Fergie turns one!

It’s a very exciting day for Fergie, our adorable Bactrian camel, who’s one today! And Senior Keeper Lesley Lewis celebrated the milestone occasion with an amazing cake in the shape of the birthday girl – made by our talented DZG Customer Services Assistant, Laura Partridge. Lesley, pictured right, said: “Fergie is our very special girl, Continue reading Fergie turns one!

DZG joins emergency exercise

DZG joined forces with the emergency services as part of a multi-agency training exercise, following a ‘gas explosion’ in Lorikeet Lookout. The event organised by Dudley Group NHS Foundation Trust involved a scenario where the explosion had occurred in the walkthrough exhibit during routine work on site, which resulted in a number of casualties, who Continue reading DZG joins emergency exercise

Adelaide's toy snake

DZG’s laughing kookaburra, Adelaide, is benefitting from old stock from the Safari Shop. A rubber toy snake is being put through its paces by the ten-year-old Australian bird, as part of the daily Go Wild! Show. Presenter Heather John, pictured top, said: “Adelaide demonstrates how kookaburras would catch snakes in the wild and visitors can Continue reading Adelaide’s toy snake

Howlers' new home

Our group of black howler monkeys are busy exploring their new home after relocating into the Triple Tecton. Keepers moved the family of six into the enclosure next to Inca the bear, from the Small Primate House and the monkeys are loving the extra facilities! Curator Richard Brown, said: “Howler monkeys are an arboreal species Continue reading Howlers’ new home

DZG makes learning fun!

We’ve extended our popular DZG education programme and are inviting teachers to come and find out more during a free open day! Due to demand we’re now offering more than 60 workshops for 2016/2017, with a diverse range of topics aimed for children in early years up to college-aged students. DZG Marketing Assistant, Louise Curtis, Continue reading DZG makes learning fun!