DZG staff had a sneak peak at Dudley Museum and Art Gallery’s new wildlife exhibition. The autumn display, entitled ‘A Brush with Nature’ features 126 pieces of work by members of The Wildlife Art Society International, who visited the Castle Hill zoological attraction in the summer to take inspiration from some of the 1,500 strong exotic … Continue reading Animal art
We’re sending good luck to the adventurous abseilers who will be tackling Dudley Castle today to raise funds for Balls to Cancer. More than 25 participants will be taking a leap of faith to descend the 70-foot 11th century tower at the heart of the zoological gardens to raise money for the charity, which raises … Continue reading Cheer on the abseilers!
Our British Food Fortnight celebrations are continuing this weekend as we promote the use of seasonal produce and are offering £1 admission for children so families can find out more! From magnificent Bornean orangutans to cheeky Humboldt penguins, our 1,500 strong animal collection are all tucking into the very Best of British food – much … Continue reading British Food Fortnight £1 offer
We’ve started work on a £20,000 refurbishment of the Discovery Centre – which has been temporarily closed to visitors. The much-needed revamp will transform the Tecton building into an additional indoor eating area as well as education and birthday party rooms and is expected to take six months to complete. Zoo Manager, Matt Lewis, said: … Continue reading Discovery Centre revamp
It’s officially autumn and we’ve reverted to reduced opening hours. Visitors will now be able to gain entry to DZG from 10am until 3pm, with the site closing 90 minutes later. Zoo Manager Matt Lewis, said: “At this time of year it drops dusk quite quickly out on site, so we always make sure all … Continue reading It’s officially autumn!
Our youngest reindeer is now four weeks old and keepers have discovered we’ve got another girl, who they’ve named Jasmine. Jasmine was born to 13 year-old mum, Blizzard on August 14 and caused excitement as she was the second baby we had born this summer out of season, following half-sister, Sunflower, who was born on … Continue reading Hello, Jasmine!
One of DZG’s most familiar faces has landed a new role with us – meet our new Assistant Curator, Jay Haywood! The 33 year-old started work here straight from school at 16 years-old and has worked his way up the zoo ladder to his latest promotion. Jay, from Dudley, said: “I’m thrilled to be given … Continue reading Our new Assistant Curator
It’s harvest time and we’re flying the flag for homegrown delights as part of British Food Fortnight. With more than 1,500 animals at DZG and an annual food bill topping £120,000, we have to make sure our pennies buy the very best of British produce, which is why we’re keen to support suppliers on our doorstep. And … Continue reading It’s British Food Fortnight!
We’re looking forward to welcoming world-renowned architectural and heritage experts to DZG next month as part of an international conference on the restoration of our iconic Tectons. Members of the International Scientific Committee on Twentieth-century heritage (ISC20C), which is part of the International Council on Monuments and Sites (ICOMOS) will be hosting their two-day convention … Continue reading Heritage experts to visit DZG
All eyes will be on our beautiful Yasmin and Gawa today as we celebrate International Red Panda Day. We’ll be raising awareness for this magnificent endangered species, which has faced a 50 per cent decline in less than a decade and highlighting the threats in their native mountainous forests in the Himalayan region of East … Continue reading It’s Red Panda Day!