The grass is greener on the other side for our gelada group who have switched places with their macaque neighbours. And the move to the opposite side of the grassy banks beneath our vintage chairlift has also given alpha male Ebano some incredible views from one of the mature ash trees. The nine geladas in … Continue reading Green, green grass of home
Fallen leaves are providing piles of fun – and the odd snack – for our primate collection here at DZG. Keepers across our lower and upper primate sections collect leaf litter to make feeding times more interesting for the animals and many, including our black howler monkeys, like to munch on the crispier ones. Senior … Continue reading Loving the leaves
We’re getting ready to celebrate our five lemur species to mark World Lemur Day. There’s a raffle with the chance to win a lemur adoption package, lemur face painting and a name the lemur teddy competition, with all proceeds going to help protect lemurs in the wild. World Lemur Day is celebrated on October 26 … Continue reading Loving lemurs
Lar gibbon Huggy has been taking some early morning exercise, so he can keep up with the kids! The 18-year-old dad to six-year-old Penny, three-year-old Indah and little Gary, who is just six months, was spotted doing a single leg raise and several stretches to make sure he stays in shape. DZG’s Head of Upper … Continue reading Lar gibbon limbers up!
We’ve welcomed three new keepers to DZG in the last few months and they’re all loving looking after our wide variety of exotic animals. Cheyenne Darkins, aged 24, and 26-year-old Sally Sheridan joined the team in May and Stephanie Bignell, aged 25, came to us from Marwell Wildlife in June. (And our male Brazilian tapir, … Continue reading Trio join the team
Our gorgeous chimps went ape for an adorable album of baby snaps made to mark their two decades at Dudley Zoo. The seven females – Fanny and daughter Malaika, Mandy and daughter Mali, Barbie and daughters Banika and Binti – joined DZG from London Zoo exactly 20 years ago. To mark the milestone, … Continue reading Two decades at Dudley