Wow! What a January!

Wow! Teddy the Yellow-breasted capuchin can’t believe our record breaking January visitor figures. During the first month of 2020, we recorded 11,688 visitors through the turnstiles – a whopping 47 per cent increase on this time last year. Zoo Director Derek Grove, said: “It’s been a great start to the year for DZC. “The mild, […]

What a week!

We’re all smiles here – even chimpanzee Malaika, after an exceptional February half term which saw just under 28,000 visitors enjoy some fun in the sun! The holiday week saw the best figures on record for the time of year with a grand total of 27,960 people welcomed to our 40-acre site which led us […]

Otterly great numbers!

Psst… Hello! It’s the Asiatic short-clawed otters here, to tell you the zoo’s otterly great news that a grand total of 310,672 people visited us throughout 2016 and 21,373 in December alone! That’s an incredible 31,073 up on 2015’s total numbers and a 30 year record for DZG. In the last two weeks of the year […]

Record grotto numbers!

DZG’s Winter Wonderland welcomed 15,206 visitors during its three-week opening, making it our best grotto ever! Santa and his elves were kept busy in the 11th century Dudley Castle during the festive run-up, with official figures revealing 2,615 more people began their Christmas celebrations here at DZG this year than 2015. Marketing Manager, Andrea Hales, said: […]

300,000 visitors!

Christmas came early for DZG after we welcomed our 300,000th visitor for 2016 through the turnstiles – our best yearly visitor figures in over 30 years. We hit the momentous milestone on Saturday and zoo bosses are delighted with the numbers, which are ten per cent up on last year. Zoo Director Derek Grove, said: […]