One of our most familiar faces is celebrating her 30th year at DZG today. She’s part and parcel of DZG life and the zoo just wouldn’t be the same without Lesley Lewis! Joining straight from school in 1989 as a trainee keeper, Lesley started working with the site’s big cats and farm animals and over … Continue reading Lookback with Lesley!
Registrar and Research Co-ordinator, Dr David Beeston, has today been congratulated by zoo bosses after notching up 35 years of service. The 65-year-old officially joined Dudley Zoo on October 1, 1983 when he set up the education department and established our popular programme of feed and talk times. The dad-of-three from Birmingham headed up the education … Continue reading Dr Dave’s dedication to DZG
Dudley Zoo’s longest serving employee Andy Palmer has just notched up a tree-mendous 40 years as one of our gardeners. The 56-year-old started here as a gardener aged 16 – just two days after leaving Ellowes Hall Secondary School in Lower Gornal. Andy, who still lives in Lower Gornal, was surrounded by members of the gardening … Continue reading Andy’s anniversary
There was meerkat cake all round as Accounts Supervisor, Simon Beattie, clocked up his 25th year at DZG. To mark his silver anniversary, Simon was presented with retail vouchers and thanked for his efforts by Zoo Director Derek Grove. Simon, pictured, said: “I’ve seen lots of changes over the years, including the introduction of credit … Continue reading Simon clocks up 25 years!