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Baby otters!
Wed, 30 Aug 2017 01:00:11 +0000
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Our otter family have been boosted by four more pups! Trainee Keeper, Danielle Partridge, managed to take the first photos of the Asiatic short-clawed babies, after spotting them emerging outside for one of their very first outings! The pups are the offspring of mum, Keyah, aged seven and 12 year-old dad, Buddy and are thought … Continue reading Baby otters! The post Baby otters! appeared fi...
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Throwback Thursday
Thu, 31 Aug 2017 01:00:11 +0000
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We’re continuing our look back at DZG life as part of our 80th anniversary celebrations and this month we’re showcasing our miniature railway! The £2,000 Dudley Zoo Railway opened in June 1938 and travelled one mile through wooded land from the Bear Ravine to the zoo entrance. The two original two-ton steam engines, named Lady … Continue reading Throwback Thursday The post Throwback Thursday...
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Sam succeeds!
Fri, 01 Sep 2017 01:00:51 +0000
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Congratulations go to Senior Keeper, Sam Grove, who’s our latest fully-qualified recruit! Sam has successfully passed the demanding two-year Diploma in the Management of Zoo and Aquarium Animals (DMZAA) course. The 25 year-old, said: “I’m delighted to have passed the course, it’s been hard work so it’s a relief to have finished.” The DMZAA is … Continue reading Sam succeeds! The post Sam suc...
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Community Conservation Day
Sat, 02 Sep 2017 01:00:31 +0000
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Visitors can find out more about the work of local nature groups during our first Community Conservation Day today. Organised by DZG Conservation Officer, Chris Leeson, the event allows local friends groups to promote their work. Chris said: “The groups will be setting up stands in the castle courtyard and talking to visitors about our … Continue reading Community Conservation Day The post C...
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Black lemur sex revealed…
Mon, 04 Sep 2017 01:00:01 +0000
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A change in fur colour has revealed our first rare black lemur baby to be a girl! The three-month-old was born to first-time mum, Barbara and dad, Bryan on May 15 and has been named Kimmy by keepers. Despite the species name, only the males are black in colour, as the females turn brown a … Continue reading Black lemur sex revealed… The post Black lemur sex revealed… appeared fir...
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Raptor Day a flyaway success!
Tue, 05 Sep 2017 01:00:22 +0000
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A HUGE thank you to our Bank Holiday visitors who made our first ever Raptor Day a flyaway success and helped us raise a whopping £869.95! Thousands of people visited the 11th century castle courtyard to see our birds of prey, which included harris hawks, a red-footed falcon, common buzzard and a Northern White-faced Owl, … Continue reading Raptor Day a flyaway success! The post Raptor Day a...
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Adam’s leap of faith!
Thu, 07 Sep 2017 01:00:17 +0000
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Brave DZG Keeper Adam Wrench took a leap of faith and raised more than £800 for our Orangutan Appeal. The 27 year-old farm keeper plummeted 10,000ft through the air during a sponsored skydive last week, as he raised money towards our £800,000 target to build a separate outdoor enclosure for our four orangutans – Jorong, … Continue reading Adam’s leap of faith! The post Adam’s lea...
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Santa booking’s open!
Fri, 08 Sep 2017 01:00:48 +0000
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Booking is now open for DZG’s Santa’s Winter Wonderland Grotto and this year he’s got his own special hotline! Visitors can either call and speak to his elves on 01384 215306 or book their own timed slot for the three-week festive period directly through the DZG website by CLICKING HERE. Last year we celebrated our … Continue reading Santa booking’s open! The post Santa booking’s...
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Bucket loads of fun!
Mon, 24 Jul 2017 01:00:57 +0000
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It’s the summer holidays and our meerkats are already having bucket loads of fun following a delivery of new sand for their enclosure. Instead of simply tipping the sand straight in, keepers mixed in mealworms and filled buckets to make sandcastles around the enclosure. Assistant Curator, Jay Haywood, said: “The meerkats immediately dived into the … Continue reading Bucket loads of fun...
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Clowning around!
Tue, 25 Jul 2017 01:00:14 +0000
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There’ll be plenty of clowning around during the summer holidays as we welcome Flip and Dippy every weekend. The children’s entertainers will be hosting their Summer Show every Saturday and Sunday in the castle courtyard or in the Go Wild! Theatre if it rains. Marketing Manager, Andrea Hales, said: “Flip and Dippy are always popular … Continue reading Clowning around! The post Clowning aroun...
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