Perfect panda health

When tree maintenance work required our red panda pair to leave their paddock, keepers seized the opportunity to give them the once-over. And the outcome of the chance check-ups is that our 13-year-old female Yasmin and three-year-old male Gawa are in perfect health. Assistant Curator Jay Haywood said: “For safety reasons we had to move […]

Document discovery

A 50-year-old diary has been unearthed at the zoo – giving keepers an insight into the lives of their predecessors and the animals in their care. The 1969 keepers’ diary, full of beautifully handwritten records about giraffes, gazelles and other animals on the ungulates section, has now been added to the zoo archives. It was […]

Sun, sand and Santa!

It might be the height of summer but Dudley Zoo is in hot pursuit of Santa! From our very own beach Ow Bin Ya Sands, DZG Assistant Curator Jay Haywood has started the search for a Father Christmas to join our Winter Wonderland grotto – in return for plenty of good cheer. The right recruit […]

Our new Assistant Curator

One of DZG’s most familiar faces has landed a new role with us – meet our new Assistant Curator, Jay Haywood! The 33 year-old started work here straight from school at 16 years-old and has worked his way up the zoo ladder to his latest promotion. Jay, from Dudley, said: “I’m thrilled to be given […]