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Blog featureDudley Zoo and Castle 23 Apr 17
St George’s flag’s flying!
England’s national flag is flying atop Dudley Castle as DZG celebrates St George’s Day.
Blog featureDudley Zoo and Castle 22 Apr 17
DZG’s Colombian black spider monkeys are helping us raise awareness of Earth Day with some themed enrichment.
Blog featureDudley Zoo and Castle 21 Apr 17
Happy birthday, Kyra!
It’s Kyra’s birthday and our beautiful Asiatic lioness is 11 today! If you’re visiting the zoo, make sure you stop by Lion Ridge and wish her many happy returns! And why not treat the birthday girl to some goodies from our Amazon Wishlist? The …
Blog featureDudley Zoo and Castle 20 Apr 17
We’re looking back at DZG life as our 80th anniversary celebrations continue.
Blog featureDudley Zoo and Castle 19 Apr 17
Raising funds for penguins
Ahead of next week’s World Penguin Day, we’ll be raising awareness and funds on Sunday for our most popular birds on site! Bird keepers will be raising money for Sphenisco, which works in Chile and Peru to save the Humboldt penguin from …
Blog featureDudley Zoo and Castle 18 Apr 17
Castle tours begin
Fancy learning more about the 11 th century Dudley Castle in the heart of the zoological gardens? Our after hours talks and tours, led by former Castle Keeper, Adrian Durkin, begin on Friday evening and there’s still time to sign up.
Blog featureDudley Zoo and Castle 17 Apr 17
Hunting for eggs!
Primate keepers made sure Bornean orangutans, Jazz and Sprout, weren’t left out of DZG’s Easter celebrations.
Blog featureDudley Zoo and Castle 16 Apr 17
Egg-stra special Easter treats
The Easter bunny delivered an egg-stra special breakfast to our Asiatic short-clawed otters this morning.
Blog featureDudley Zoo and Castle 15 Apr 17
Four year-old Micro pig, Chuck, had fun in the sun as he wallowed in the mud.
Blog featureDudley Zoo and Castle 14 Apr 17
Traditional Good Friday treats
It’s Good Friday and some of DZG’s animals have traditional fare on the menu today.
Blog featureDudley Zoo and Castle 13 Apr 17
Join us for our 80th!
There’s less than one month to go until we turn 80 and Take a Walk on the Wild Side for our critically endangered Bornean orangutans.
Blog featureDudley Zoo and Castle 12 Apr 17
Romy’s new home
Romy, our female Giant Anteater, has moved house.
Blog featureDudley Zoo and Castle 11 Apr 17
Peepo! A young Bennett’s wallaby has made its debut appearance in the spring sunshine.
Blog featureDudley Zoo and Castle 10 Apr 17
Venomous reptile returns
We’ve welcomed back a venomous species to the Reptile House for the first time in 26 years.
Blog featureDudley Zoo and Castle 9 Apr 17
We’re all for recycling and reusing here at DZG as empty cardboard boxes and tubes provided fun enrichment for our rainbow lorikeets and roul roul partridges.
Blog featureDudley Zoo and Castle 8 Apr 17
Up, up and away!
It’s up, up and away again for our vintage chairlift, which is flying back into action this weekend after having a new rope fitted.
Blog featureDudley Zoo and Castle 7 Apr 17
Penguins move in!
We’ve installed our newly built nesting boxes into Penguin Bay and they’ve already got occupants! The boxes were built by members of the Senior Citizens Enterprise Woodwork Group, based at Meadow Road Youth Centre in Dudley, alongside bird tables…
Blog featureDudley Zoo and Castle 6 Apr 17
Spring brings babies!
Spring’s in the air and we’ve welcomed new babies to DZG, just in time for the Easter holidays! Yesterday we revealed our newborn capuchin, but today we can introduce you to a pair of pygmy marmosets, a barbary sheep and the first reindeer calf …
Blog featureDudley Zoo and Castle 5 Apr 17
New home, new baby!
Our rare yellow-breasted capuchins are enjoying their newly built enclosure, which was completed just in time to welcome another addition to the family! The tiny primate was born to 13 year-old mum, Dinya and nine year-old dad, Willow, on Friday, …
Blog featureDudley Zoo and Castle 4 Apr 17
Meet the Easter bunny!
DZG’s young visitors have the chance to win an adoption of giant rabbit, Maisie, this Easter – how egg-citing! Visit the farm barn and get crafty with our holiday colouring competition, as a year-long adoption for the beautiful bunny – who …
Blog featureDudley Zoo and Castle 3 Apr 17
We’re providing a helping hand for the site’s wild kestrels by installing nesting boxes around site, just in time for breeding season.
Blog featureDudley Zoo and Castle 2 Apr 17
Thanks for the bamboo!
We’re continuing to extend our bamboo plantation thanks to the generosity of visitors.
Blog featureDudley Zoo and Castle 1 Apr 17
Can I speak to Mr G.
Blog featureDudley Zoo and Castle 31 Mar 17
Shared home for snakes
Keepers have introduced a new mixed exhibit in the Reptile House as our three red-tailed green rat snakes are now living alongside two Borneo blood pythons in a newly renovated enclosure.
Blog featureDudley Zoo and Castle 30 Mar 17
Gifts galore for Sprout!
Our loveable Bornean orangutan, Sprout, woke up to a pile of presents this morning to celebrate her sixth birthday! Upper Primates keepers left the wrapped gifts outside for the birthday girl to discover and she was straight over unwrapping the paper…
Blog featureDudley Zoo and Castle 29 Mar 17
Birthday girl, Inca!
We’re wishing our beautiful Inca bear a very happy 37 th birthday today! The Asiatic black bear, who’s surpassed the species’ typical life expectancy by more than a decade, will be receiving some extra treats from keepers today, including her …
Blog featureDudley Zoo and Castle 28 Mar 17
Our gorgeous Sumatran tiger, Joao, is celebrating his 5th birthday today and keepers treated the big cat to a Chinese and Indian takeaway! Senior Keeper, Sarah Evans, pictured above, stuffed two hessian sacks with used giraffe bedding and covered one…
Blog featureDudley Zoo and Castle 26 Mar 17
Happy Mother’s Day!
It’s Mothering Sunday and we’re celebrating mums of all shapes, sizes and species today! We’ve got lots of amazing mums here at DZG from experienced mums like Phoebe the ring-tailed lemur, who gave birth to her 12 th baby last week, to new …
Blog featureDudley Zoo and Castle 25 Mar 17
Mug design deadline extended
We’ve had some fab entries for our 80 th anniversary mug competition and have extended the deadline, so there’s still time to get your submission in! We’re encouraging our young supporters to design a unique picture for a celebratory mug that …
Blog featureDudley Zoo and Castle 24 Mar 17
An extra hour to enjoy DZG!
Visitors have extra time to see their favourite DZG animals as we’ve reverted to summer hours.
Blog featureDudley Zoo and Castle 23 Mar 17
We’re dipping back into the zoo archives today as part of our Throwback Thursday 80 th anniversary celebrations and this month we’re featuring our polar bears.
Blog featureDudley Zoo and Castle 22 Mar 17
Commemorative coin on sale
An exclusive commemorative coin to celebrate DZG’s 80 th anniversary has gone on sale in the Safari Shop.
Blog featureDudley Zoo and Castle 21 Mar 17
Celebrate St George with DZG
There’s still time to book your bargain tickets for the Dudley borough’s St George’s Day celebrations at DZG.
Blog featureDudley Zoo and Castle 20 Mar 17
We’ve had a timely birth just ahead of Mother’s Day as ring-tailed lemur, Phoebe, delivered her 12th baby! The busy mum gave birth to her latest offspring in Lemur Wood on Wednesday night and was out and about in the one-acre walkthrough exhibit …
Blog featureDudley Zoo and Castle 19 Mar 17
Full of beans for panto!
As sponsors of Wolverhampton Grand Theatre’s Christmas pantomime, we’re full of beans as the first casting is revealed.
Blog featureDudley Zoo and Castle 18 Mar 17
Foam party fun!
DZG’s seven chimpanzees enjoyed their first ever foam party in celebration of Barbie’s 39 th birthday! Lower Primate keepers emptied the indoor den’s flooring of woodchip before leaving a paddling pool filled with water and baby bubble bath in …
Blog featureDudley Zoo and Castle 17 Mar 17
Paw of approval!
The site’s native wildlife left their paw of approval on construction work for the new anteater enclosure.
Blog featureDudley Zoo and Castle 16 Mar 17
We’ve welcomed a new species to DZG as five Azara’s agoutis settle into their new home.
Blog featureDudley Zoo and Castle 15 Mar 17
Successful return offer
We’re looking forward to welcoming back the 4,626 visitors who benefitted from DZG’s free return promotion.
Blog featureDudley Zoo and Castle 14 Mar 17
Look who’s awake…
Look who’s awake! Our gorgeous grand old lady, Inca, has awoken from her semi-hibernation and has been spotted enjoying the sunny weather outdoors.
Blog featureDudley Zoo and Castle 13 Mar 17
Castle tours and talks
Discover all about the colourful history of Dudley Castle as we launch exclusive after hour talks and tours.
Blog featureDudley Zoo and Castle 12 Mar 17
Jill’s put to the test!
DZG’s raven, Jill, was put to the test when she received her daily treats in a kong.
Blog featureDudley Zoo and Castle 11 Mar 17
Sumatran tigers, Daseep and Joao, kept a very close eye on site contractors by watching their every move! Workers have replaced the wooden walkway leading to their viewing window with a smarter tarmacked path, which is also less maintenance for staff.
Blog featureDudley Zoo and Castle 10 Mar 17
Bush dogs are back!
We’ve welcomed back bush dogs to the DZG collection following a five-year absence.
Blog featureDudley Zoo and Castle 9 Mar 17
When it came to pool cleaning duties, DZG’s Carpathian lynx preferred to turn it into a tug-of-war game, much to the amusement of big cat keepers.
Blog featureDudley Zoo and Castle 8 Mar 17
Opening waterfowl views
DZG’s gardening team have been busy opening up views to the site’s waterfowl pool.
Blog featureDudley Zoo and Castle 7 Mar 17
New home for Nile monitors
Two female Nile monitors are settling into a new home in the Reptile House.
Blog featureDudley Zoo and Castle 6 Mar 17
Past and future celebrations
We’re gearing up for our 80 th anniversary and inviting you to help DZG celebrate the past and fundraise for the future.
Blog featureDudley Zoo and Castle 5 Mar 17
A new online dating system is helping with the matchmaking of black lemurs.
Blog featureDudley Zoo and Castle 4 Mar 17
A new mixed exhibit
Our four Patagonian mara have relocated to the Howler monkey enclosure to form a new mixed South American exhibit.