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Kubwa's special birthday gift

It’s Kubwa’s 19th birthday today and he had a special gift a little early…as he met daughter, Kira for the first time!   And the introduction couldn’t have gone better – with keepers capturing the moment on camera!   Assistant Curator Jay Haywood, said: “Since Kira’s birth a month ago, dad has been kept separated Continue reading Kubwa’s special birthday gift

Introducing Kira!

Giraffe keepers have been busy suggesting names for our gorgeous girly and we’re delighted to introduce you to KIRA! A popular girl’s name, Kira (pronounced Kee-ra) is also named after Kira Town, one of Uganda’s largest cities. Since we revealed her birth last month, Kira’s received lots of visitors to the giraffe house eager to Continue reading Introducing Kira!

A special baby...

We’re very excited to announce the birth of a female giraffe. The calf, who stands around 1.8 metres tall, was born on Sunday 22 September to 10 year-old mum, Josie and 18 year-old dad, Kubwa. DZG Assistant Curator Jay Haywood said: “Everyone at DZG is delighted with her arrival. “She’s been snuggled up to mum Continue reading A special baby…

Josie’s hardworking visitor

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

Josie hits double digits!

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!

Josie's nine today!

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!

Bucket list ticked!

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!

Feed & fundraise

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

A birthday trio!

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!