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Preparing for winter
Fri, 10 Nov 2017 02:00:21 +0000
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Autumn brings about one of our zoo keepers’ least loved tasks – collecting up fallen leaves! Although it may seem an endless job, our forward-thinking ungulate staff are busy making sure our leaf-eating mammals will be set for winter by stockpiling the driest fallen foliage. Senior Keeper, Sam Grove, said: “Being situated on a 40-acre … Continue reading Preparing for winter The post Pr...
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DZG attends BIAZA meet
Thu, 09 Nov 2017 02:00:21 +0000
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Two senior keepers represented DZG at the annual BIAZA Mammal Working Group Conference. Jodie Dryden and Sam Grove travelled to Yorkshire Wildlife Park for the two-day event which included presentations covering a range of mammalian topics from training and enrichment to conservation and reproduction. Jodie, who attended in her role as co-chair of the BIAZA … Continue reading DZG attends BIA...
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Tigers in the frame
Wed, 08 Nov 2017 02:00:06 +0000
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Sumatran tigers, Daseep and Joao, are enjoying their new climbing frame. Keepers have spent the last few weeks after hours replacing the Tecton enclosure’s wooden frame by demolishing the old play equipment, which had been well used by the big cats over the years and replacing it a new larger frame. Senior Keeper Sam Grove, … Continue reading Tigers in the frame The post Tigers in the ...
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New birds fly in!
Tue, 07 Nov 2017 02:00:58 +0000
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Birds Section Leader, Nicola Wright went on a road trip to collect some new additions to our feathered collection. Travelling to Newquay Zoo and Exmoor Zoo, Nicola picked up six red breasted geese and four cinnamon teals. Nicola said: “The geese and teals have already settled into the South American pool opposite the Discovery Centre … Continue reading New birds fly in! The post New birds fl...
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Orang appeal thanks!
Sat, 28 Oct 2017 01:00:52 +0000
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We’re sending HUGE thanks to the fantastic employees of Dudley Building Society who have raised £286.31 towards our Orangutan Appeal. The staff members carried out their own sponsored walk around the zoo site – following the 5k Take a Walk on the Wild Side trail, as well as hosting an orange cake day in work! … Continue reading Orang appeal thanks! The post Orang appeal thanks! appeared firs...
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Extra snoozing time
Sun, 29 Oct 2017 02:00:36 +0000
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Our animals appreciated the clocks going back this morning as they enjoyed an extra hour to snooze in their dens. With the clocks falling back 60 minutes at 2am to signal the end of British Summer Time, our 1,500 strong exotic animal collection were able to snuggle down for longer as they waited for keepers … Continue reading Extra snoozing time The post Extra snoozing time appeared first on...
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Benji’s big birthday bash!
Mon, 30 Oct 2017 02:00:34 +0000
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We’re celebrating the 40th birthday of one of DZG’s most iconic animals, our Bornean orangutan, Benji and we’re throwing a big birthday bash in his honour! Join us this weekend, ahead of his birthday on Monday (Nov 6) as we hold a two-day fundraiser in aid of our £800,000 orangutan enclosure appeal. Visitors can take … Continue reading Benji’s big birthday bash! The post Benji’s ...
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Halloween pumpkin playtime
Tue, 31 Oct 2017 02:00:30 +0000
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Spooky carved Halloween treats didn’t scare DZG’s exotic animals who have been enjoying pumpkin playtime. Many of our species, from little Lumos the albino pygmy hedgehog, to our cotton-top tamarin and rainbow lorikeets have been tucking into the seasonal hollowed-out vegetables which staff filled with favourite foods. Assistant Curator Jay Haywood, said: “The Halloween treats, … Continue re...
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Fangtastic Hocus Pocus events
Wed, 01 Nov 2017 02:00:29 +0000
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We had a spook-tacular time during our family Hocus Pocus Halloween events. More than 450 visitors joined us after hours as we held the three themed evenings, which featured a trick and treat hunt around the zoo site, with visits to the haunted cottage and 11th century castle. And there were some fangtastic costumes on … Continue reading Fangtastic Hocus Pocus events The post Fangtastic Hocu...
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Giant dwarfs DZG’s giant!
Thu, 02 Nov 2017 02:00:35 +0000
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DZG’s giant English rabbit, Otis, was dwarfed by a real giant at the launch of Wolverhampton Grand Theatre’s forthcoming Christmas pantomime. The heavyweight bunny took his place in the official colourful cast line-up for this year’s show, Jack and the Beanstalk, alongside our Outreach Co-ordinator, Sally Skinner. The panto, which DZG is sponsoring, opens on … Continue reading Giant dwarfs D...
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