When we say our Zoo Keeper for the Day experience gets you close to some of the world’s rarest animals, we mean it – and animal-lover Mark Dunckley can certainly vouch for that! The 46-year-old dad-of-one from Stourbridge has just spent an exhilarating day with our knowledgeable keeping team which saw him come face-to-face with … Continue reading Exhilarating experience
Dudley Zoo’s gorgeous snow leopard Taïga will be seen up and down the country – as her face features in a new exciting edition of Top Trumps. Just a few months since we launched the DZG version of the classic card game, two-year-old Taïga stars on one of the 30 cards in the new Awesome … Continue reading DZG comes up trumps – again!
Snow leopards Taïga and Margaash couldn’t wait to start exploring their newly extended £50,000 enclosure, which has been completed just in time for half term. Two year-old Taïga was first in to the extension, which has increased their outdoor space by around 60 per cent and made sure she investigated every nook and cranny. Curator … Continue reading Snow leopards move in!
We’re putting final touches to the snow leopard extension which is almost ready for our big cat pair to move into! It was a team effort as keepers from across the site joined forces with our Dudley College students to spread 12 tonnes of wood chipping across the flooring in the extension of the enclosure … Continue reading Final touches to leopard enclosure
Our snow leopard enclosure appeal has been boosted by the fundraising efforts of an animal-mad eight year-old, who has raised £70 for DZG. Keetan Gill, from Tipton, was motivated to raise money for our £100k appeal after hearing of the death of our female snow leopard, Nanga, last June. Zoo member, Keetan, who’s a regular visitor … Continue reading Kind-hearted Keetan
Happy Valentine’s Day! Love is in the air across DZG’s 40-acre site for the many furry, feathered, prickly and scaly couples who have been carefully matched as part of vital breeding programmes to ensure the continuing survival of the world’s rarest animals. And one-year-old snow leopard, Taïga, who has formed one of our newest pairs … Continue reading Happy Valentine’s Day!
There were head rubs galore when snow leopards, Margaash and Taïga, were united for the first time this week. The introductory process has been slowly monitored by DZG curators and big cat keepers over the last few weeks. But staff couldn’t be happier with this week’s development. Big cat keeper, Sarah Evans, said: “It went brilliantly. … Continue reading Snowies united!