One of our primate keepers caught our baby lar gibbon Gary having a swinging time during some family fun at DZG. Keeper Debbie Pittaway managed to film mum Meo swinging Gary to and fro as dad Huggy came down to ground level to join in the primate playtime. The delightful clip shows how well the … Continue reading Gary has a swinging time
As well as looking after our endangered species, eagle-eyed keepers have been keeping watch on wild birds born at the zoo. Staff have seen robins, blue tits and a greater spotted woodpecker nesting on site and observed that young chicks have recently fledged their nests. Senior Keeper Jodie Dryden filmed a greater spotted woodpecker (like … Continue reading Wild birds take flight
After hanging out with bat conservationists, we’ve discovered up to nine species are roosting in off-show caverns at DZG. Our Conservation Officer Chris Leeson has been working with members of The Birmingham and Black Country Bat Group, known as Brumbats, in Big Ben cavern (at the back of DZG’s birds section) to monitor our wild … Continue reading Hanging out with bats
It’s Love Your Zoo Week and our animals are crazy about new heart-shaped enrichment toys which keepers made with love. Staff made the feeding devices out of old fire hose in their own time and have filled them with treats for our primates, tapirs, Farm animals, flamingos and red pandas to discover. Love Your Zoo … Continue reading Love Your Zoo Week 2018
Dudley Zoo has enjoyed its busiest Bank Holiday weekend for decades, with more than 12,000 visitors over the three days. The glorious sunshine drew bumper crowds to our 40-acre site, including more than 200 zoo supporters who donned fancy dress to take part in our annual fundraising Walk on the Wild Side on Saturday. Across … Continue reading Bumper Bank Holiday
Dudley Zoo’s new scarlet macaws are settling well into their luxury lodgings and lapping up their five-a-day feasts. The eight vibrant birds arrived at DZG from Cornwall three weeks ago and moved into a large £30,000 home which replaced the 35-year-old group of three parrot aviaries. Head of Birds, Nicola Wright, said the South American … Continue reading Five-a-day feasts
It’s Earth Day and here at DZG we’re always looking at ways of doing things that don’t cost the earth! As the international awareness day celebrates the planet and focuses on the environmental issues it faces, our animals got to grips with paper planets of their own. Senior Keeper Stacey Evans and her daughter Lilly … Continue reading Happy Earth Day!
DZG primate keepers have discovered our baby black and white ruffed lemur is a boy – and have called him Zeus. And it’s a special day to reveal his name – as today is his mum AND dad’s birthday! The handsome baby male – the first black and white ruffed born at DZG for 21 … Continue reading Hello little Zeus!
Ferrets Majik and Jack had a blast when DZG’s Education Team made them an indoor playground to see if they hit it off. Majik, a female or jill, and albino ferret Jack were given boxes, balls, tubes and tunnels to play with so staff could see if they got along and could be put together … Continue reading When Majik met Jack!
We’re going ape for the amazing artwork our chimps have painted to mark DZG’s Ape Awareness Day today. Brushstokes by Banika and Binti and masterpieces by Mali and Mandy have been printed and made into key rings to create unusual souvenirs which are being sold in aid of an ape conservation charity. The key fobs, … Continue reading Ape artists!