Giraffe Josie came face-to-face with a fellow 10-year-old who was able to adopt her after earning money through household chores. Ten-year-old Hortense Harvey used money she received from her parents for doing tasks, such as picking up leaves from the garden, to buy the adoption pack and has just visited Dudley Zoo to see her favourite … Continue reading Josie’s hardworking visitor
Dudley Zoo’s female giraffe Josie received a special birthday greeting today from a fellow 10-year-old who adopts her. Adopter Hortense from London sent a birthday card for Josie’s 10th birthday which was beautifully illustrated with a sketch of her favourite giraffe. The card wished Josie the best day ever and Hortense also sent her a Christmas … Continue reading Josie hits double digits!
We’re wishing our giraffe, Josie, a very happy ninth birthday today! Our three giraffes have been kept snug and warm indoors during the recent cold snap, where temperatures are kept at a constant 22 degrees. But staff have been keeping the trio entertained with salt licks and enrichment feeders. Discover more about the vulnerable species … Continue reading Josie’s nine today!
Standing tall at 18 feet, you’d think it would be an effort for our birthday boy giraffe to get up from the floor. But watch how 17 year-old Kubwa pops up in seconds after spying keeper Josh arrive with his birthday breakfast! Trainee Keeper, Josh Luxton, said: “We know by looking at CCTV footage that … Continue reading Kubwa’s up for birthday breakfast!
When Stoke’s Signal1 Breakfast Presenter, Jennie Longdon, launched a summer campaign to complete a recently discovered childhood bucket list, we stuck out our necks to help! As on her list, written when she was 15 to complete during the school holiday of 2004, was to feed a giraffe. Thirteen years later her dream came true … Continue reading Bucket list ticked!
Visitors can help us stand tall and raise funds for World Giraffe Day this weekend. Throughout tomorrow and Sunday we’re offering the chance for giraffe fans to win a close encounter to feed our trio – Kubwa, Josie and Kito. As well as highlighting the threats giraffes face in the wild, keepers will be selling … Continue reading Feed & fundraise
Three of our youngest animals are celebrating birthdays today! Not only is our handsome giraffe, Kito turning three, but our gorgeous African Pygmy goat girls, Daffy and Dilly, are marking their first special day too! Trainee Keeper Amy Paddock, treated the twins to a kid friendly carrot cake, with apple, goat mix, carrot and a … Continue reading A birthday trio!
Panto stars Joe McElderry and Lucy Kay enjoyed some free time meeting the animals at DZG. The musical pair who are currently appearing in Aladdin at The Grand Theatre in Wolverhampton had a fun morning touring the zoo site and spotting our animals alongside dancer Katrina Ridley, before they headed back for the matinee performance. … Continue reading Stars visit the zoo!
DZG staff will be observing two minutes silence today for Remembrance Sunday. Zoo Director Derek Grove will be representing DZG at Dudley’s annual civic service and laying a poppy wreath at the town’s cenotaph, while staff on site will be joining the national remembrance across the 40-acre site at 11am. Derek said: “We encourage staff to … Continue reading DZG remembers
It’s a big day for our handsome Rothschild’s giraffe, Kubwa, who’s celebrating his 16th birthday! And keepers treated the birthday boy to some of his favourite browse delivered in his own personalised carved pumpkin, as his big day falls in our half term Freak Week – and don’t forget we’re offering discounted admission to visitors this … Continue reading Happy Birthday, Kubwa!