Meet Carko!

Say hello to Carko, our new male red panda, who has arrived at DZC to join resident female, Ember! Eleven-month-old Carko arrived by plane from Sweden last week as part of a European Endangered Species breeding Programme (EEP) and is already settling in well with one year-old Ember. Team Leader, Laura Robbins, said: “We’re really […]

Hello, Joe!

Our second baby Bornean orangutan is another boy, who keepers have named ‘JOE’ in a touching tribute to his maternal grandfather and great-grandfather. The youngster who was born to 11-year-old female, Sprout, on July 23, continues to be reared by Sprout’s mum, Jazz, alongside her own month-old baby boy, Jim, after her daughter struggled with […]

Conservation role expands!

DZC’s key conservation role in securing the future of the endangered black lemur has just got a little bigger. Here at Dudley, we’ve been managing the European Endangered Species Programme (EEP) for black lemurs for almost two decades, first overseen by Zoo Director Derek Grove before Curator Richard Brown took over the reins in 2015. […]