Celebrating the cassowary!

It’s World Cassowary Day and our Southern cassowary, Zeus, is putting himself firmly in the spotlight! Although categorised as Least Concern on the IUCN Red List, it has been noted how numbers are decreasing in their native Australia, Indonesia and Papua New Guinea. Habitat loss, road accidents, dog and feral pig attacks continue to leave […]

A trio of awards

Staff at Dudley Zoo and Castle are celebrating after scooping a hat-trick of honours for outstanding achievements in the zoological world. The charity received three bronze awards at the British and Irish Association of Zoos and Aquarium (BIAZA) Awards. The zoo’s Southern cassowary enclosure, which was designed by its bird keeping staff, was awarded bronze […]

Zeus weigh-in

Zeus, our Southern Cassowary has settled well into DZC and keepers even managed to this week weigh him for the first time on hidden weighing scales! Staff positioned portable scales near the fence, which they covered with wood chipping, before calling the ten-year-old over. An unsuspecting Zeus stood on the scales, allowing keepers to note […]

Danger at DZC!

After a 14 year absence, the world’s most dangerous bird species has returned to Dudley Zoo and Castle. A ten year-old male Southern Cassowary has arrived from Paignton Zoo and has moved into an exciting newly designed exhibit adjacent to the giant anteater. The Australian native flightless bird is considered as one of the closest […]