A 50-year-old diary has been unearthed at the zoo – giving keepers an insight into the lives of their predecessors and the animals in their care. The 1969 keepers’ diary, full of beautifully handwritten records about giraffes, gazelles and other animals on the ungulates section, has now been added to the zoo archives. It was … Continue reading Document discovery
We’ve discovered our latest twin baby Patagonian maras are a boy and a girl and have named them Maximo and Maisy. The twins, who were born to mum Martha and dad Barry on September 2, have just been sexed and microchipped by Assistant Curator Jay Haywood. And keepers on the ungulates section had the pleasure of … Continue reading Meet Maximo and Maisy
Keeper Josh Luxton was a popular choice for this month’s Employee of the Month award after receiving multiple nominations. The 24-year-old got great feedback from visitors participating in meet and greet experiences and won praise for helping the media and marketing team promote the zoo. In May, his Facebook Live broadcast to celebrate our young … Continue reading Great work Josh!
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
We’re saying a sad so long to our youngest giraffe Kito, who is leaving the Black Country for Bristol today. The four-year-old male, who was born here at Dudley Zoo to his late mum Mia and Dad Kubwa, is off to join the Somerset-based Noah’s Ark Zoo Farm. The 11ft-tall giraffe will be transferred to … Continue reading So long Kito