Zoo Year Resolutions

With a new year just hours away, we’ve put together some achievable Dudley Zoo Year Resolutions – so why not pledge to support one or more and do you bit for wildlife and conservation in 2020?

We look forward to seeing you next year!

Use less plastic

Use bags for life, ditch the one-use food bags and containers, use reusable water bottles and coffee cups and swap plastic straws for metal

Get outside more – visit the zoo

Our 40-acre hilly site provides the perfect place to get fit, while also seeing lots of beautiful animals along the way. Plus, with our free return offer running throughout January and February, there’s even more reason to visit!

Buy responsibly sourced food and goods.

Check product labels and ingredient lists and opt for palm oil free products or sustainably sourced food, including fish. Palm oil is destroying the habitats of many endangered species and by checking for sustainable labels, consumers can make ethical choices on their shopping,

Get involved in citizen science

Citizen science involves members of the public contributing to scientific research to increase knowledge and data. We’ll be sharing how we’re taking part soon, but why not download the app iNaturalist and share your wildlife observations with scientists.

Recycle

Do your bit at reducing waste and make sure you take part in local authority recycling initiatives which include glass, plastic, paper, card and metal and why not support charity shops by recycling unwanted clothes and household items.

Use public transport / bikes to get to the zoo

Did you know we’re located close to Dudley bus station and we have a secure bike shelter on site?

Help conserve wildlife in the wild, by supporting our gift aid vote

We’ve pledged to financially support three wildlife projects and ask all visitors who pay the 10 per cent gift aid on admission to vote for which project gets the most money. We’ll be revealing this next year’s vote soon.

Tick something off your bucket list by booking an animal experience

Fancy meeting some of our exotic creatures and learning about our conservation work? We have Zoo Keeper for a Day experiences, as well as close encounters with many of our species. With all money raised going towards our conservation work – including our Bornean orangutan enclosure appeal.

Shop through AmazonSmile – DZG gets a donation

Did you know AmazonSmile is operated by Amazon and features the exact same products and prices, but if you shop through them instead, 0.5% of the purchase price of eligible products can be donated to DZG – at no extra cost to you. We’re listed as Dudley and West Midlands Zoological Society Limited.

Give a helping hand to native wildlife – feed the birds.

There’s hundreds of wild native birds living on our 40-acre site, which we also keep an eye on and survey through regular bird ringing sessions. Lots of birds tables and feeders around the zoo enable us to feed them, especially during winter months, when they need an extra helping hand. Why not bring wildlife to your garden and feed the birds?