Keepers caring for our binturong pair get the sweet-smelling aroma of hot buttered popcorn every day. That’s because Ellie and Elliot use scent glands under their tails to mark out their territory, but to humans is resembles the smell of popcorn. The strong scent hits keepers as they head into the off-show sections of the … Continue reading Sweet-smelling binturongs
There’ll be plenty of celebrating today as one of our heaviest animals, our youngest macaque and our newest arrival all share their birthdays. Our huge male Patagonian sealion Oba turns 18, our littlest Sulawesi crested black macaque Summer is three and our most recent resident Ellie the binturong has her first birthday. DZG Keepers will … Continue reading Three reasons to be cheerful!
Dudley Zoo has said Guten Tag to Ellie who has just arrived from Germany to join her new binturong boyfriend Elliot. The female binturong or bearcat, who turns one next month, has moved from Tierpark in Berlin to share DZG’s wonderful new £25,000 enclosure with one-year-old Elliot. The pair will slowly be introduced to each … Continue reading Ellie joins Elliot