It is with great sadness we announce the loss of our beloved Inca, the Asiatic black bear. Inca passed away last night at the grand age of 38, holding the title of the oldest known moon bear in Europe. Curator Richard Brown said: “Inca was very special to DZG and had outlived the typical life … Continue reading Death of Inca
When it comes to people’s favourites at Dudley Zoo, majestic male giraffe Kubwa is right up there! The 18ft-tall creature received the most adoptions last year – with 64 giraffe lovers taking out a year-long adoption pack for the handsome 18-year-old. Popular penguin Dippy was also in demand in 2018, with 49 people picking him … Continue reading Crazy for Kubwa
A Birmingham-based football club nicknamed the Bears has adopted our wonderful black bear Inca as the team mascot. Shire Oak Bears’ player/manager Matt Lloyd (pictured far right), his team mates and their relatives have all just visited their fellow bear for the club’s first ever family day out – and Inca put in an appearance … Continue reading Inca scores more fans!
Asiatic black bear, Inca, is enjoying a thoroughly lazy Sunday as she begins her annual spell of semi-hibernation. The 38-year-old female – thought to be the oldest bear of her kind in the world – was spotted taking it nice and easy this weekend. Inca goes into semi-hibernation, or a period of torpor, in her … Continue reading Inca’s lazy Sunday
When two-year-old Ruby Gartshore accidentally dropped her Nanny’s camera into black bear Inca’s enclosure, DZG keepers snapped to it. They rescued the camera and posted it out to the grateful grandmother who has since sent us a donation to buy treats for 38-year-old Inca as a thank you. Senior Keeper Sam Grove used the money … Continue reading Camera calamity
DZG’s black bear Inca – thought to be the oldest in the world – is doing un-bear-lievably well after sailing through her annual health check. And one of the key factors helping the much-loved 38-year-old’s current fine form is this heatwave, which is doing her joints the world of good. As the oldest Asiatic black … Continue reading Un-bear-lievably well
DZG’s Asiatic black bear, Inca, is well and truly spoilt by keepers, who buy her tasty goodies each month. Senior Keeper, Sarah Evans, regularly spends her own money to treat the UK’s last remaining moon bear, with sugar-free jams including mixed fruit and strawberry, peanut butter, apple sauce and honey. Sarah said: “At 37 years-old … Continue reading Treating Inca
Have you spotted Sunny Dudley yet in Birmingham’s Big Sleuth adventure trail? We’d love you to snap a selfie with our colourful bear and tag us in on Facebook and Twitter, so we can see her summer holiday visitors. Our sponsored bear can be found in Oozells Square in Brindleyplace and is number 55 ‘Enlightenment’ … Continue reading Going on a bear hunt…
We’re really excited to be involved in Birmingham’s summer adventure trail – The Big Sleuth – especially as DZG is home to the UK’s last remaining Asiatic black bear. DZG’s Marketing Team at The Big Sleuth launch © Daniel Graves Photography The free public art trail started yesterday with 100 giant sun bears appearing around … Continue reading An un-bear-lievable trail!
We’re wishing our beautiful Inca bear a very happy 37th birthday today! The Asiatic black bear, who’s surpassed the species’ typical life expectancy by more than a decade, will be receiving some extra treats from keepers today, including her favourite quail and sprats. And as a special gift for Inca, DZG has signed up as … Continue reading Birthday girl, Inca!