long service

Lookback with Lesley!

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!

Dr Dave’s dedication to DZG

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

Simon clocks up 25 years!

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!