Brian’s on the right track!

Train driver, Brian Rudd, is on the right track after being named our latest Employee of the Month!   Brian was awarded gift vouchers and a certificate in recognition of his reliability and customer service driving our popular 2.5 litre diesel locomotive, Dotto.   Retail Manager Isobel Blackwell, who nominated Brian for the monthly staff […]

Fancy jumping aboard the Zoo Crew?

Fancy jumping aboard the Zoo Crew and joining us as our newest land train driver? We’re looking to recruit a permanent driver for our popular diesel locomotive, which transports passengers from the zoo entrance to the heart of the 40-acre site in minutes, passing some of the world’s rarest animals on the hilly route along […]

Throwback Thursday

We’re continuing our look back at DZG life as part of our 80th anniversary celebrations and this month we’re showcasing our miniature railway! The £2,000 Dudley Zoo Railway opened in June 1938 and travelled one mile through wooded land from the Bear Ravine to the zoo entrance. The two original two-ton steam engines, named Lady […]

From sunny Spain to DZG!

We’re saying hola to a new diesel locomotive, which has arrived at DZG from sunny Spain! The new red and white land train formally transported holiday makers across the seafront in Alicante, but is now ready to carry thousands of visitors from the entrance to the heart of the zoological gardens in minutes. And a […]