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Helping hand for gardeners
Tue, 26 Jun 2018 01:00:38 +0000
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Green-fingered gardeners at DZG have got their hands on a brand new tractor to take the strain of heavy-duty tasks. The new blue New Holland machine, which is four-wheel drive and can be converted into a forklift, will be used for muck loading and transporting materials around our hilly 40-acre site. It replaces our old … Continue reading Helping hand for gardeners The post Helping hand for ...
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Director’s diet for a day
Wed, 27 Jun 2018 01:00:30 +0000
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Zoo Director Derek Grove will be ditching high protein foods for the day to raise awareness of a condition which affects one of our keepers. The zoo boss will miss out meat, eggs, cheese and milk throughout tomorrow – International PKU Day – after being set the challenge by Senior Keeper Kirsty Thornton. Kirsty was … Continue reading Director’s diet for a day The post Director...
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Under fives fiesta
Thu, 28 Jun 2018 01:00:34 +0000
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More than 2,000 visitors joined us for the first day of our under fives picnic parties – and it was belter. The sun shone brilliantly and we’re forecast more of the same for today when we’re expecting a further 2,000 little ones and adults on site. Yesterday the 11th century Castle Courtyard was buzzing with … Continue reading Under fives fiesta The post Under fives fiesta appear...
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Two decades at Dudley
Fri, 29 Jun 2018 01:00:58 +0000
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Our gorgeous chimps went ape for an adorable album of baby snaps made to mark their two decades at Dudley Zoo.     The seven females – Fanny and daughter Malaika, Mandy and daughter Mali, Barbie and daughters Banika and Binti – joined DZG from London Zoo exactly 20 years ago. To mark the milestone, … Continue reading Two decades at Dudley The post Two decades at Dudley ...
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Kriss is a high flyer
Sat, 30 Jun 2018 01:00:09 +0000
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Congratulations to our high-flying bird keeper Kriss Pearson who has been recognised for his fundraising efforts and presentation skills. The 25-year-old, who regularly presents the birds of prey display in the Castle Courtyard, has been named Employee of the Month after being put forward for the honour by zoo managers, a visitor and an official … Continue reading Kriss is a high flyer The p...
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Gary has a swinging time
Sun, 01 Jul 2018 01:00:24 +0000
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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 The post Gary has a swinging time appeared first on Du...
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Sweet sixteen
Mon, 02 Jul 2018 01:00:39 +0000
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A mouth-watering melon was the perfect present for our Brazilian tapir mum Meena as she turned sweet sixteen today. The birthday girl devoured the sweet treat with a little help from her 16-year-old partner Chico, who nuzzled in to share the gift when Meena had got about half way through. Keeper Josh Luxton said: “Meena … Continue reading Sweet sixteen The post Sweet sixteen appeared f...
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All fired up for footy!
Tue, 03 Jul 2018 01:00:10 +0000
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Dudley Castle expert Amy Hickman is hoping the English strike force produce more shots tonight than our decommissioned Russian cannons. As the nation prepares to get behind England in their World Cup round of 16 clash with Colombia in Moscow, footy fan and Education Assistant Amy recalls how the two Russian cannons at the foot … Continue reading All fired up for footy! The post All fired up ...
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Keeping memories alive
Wed, 04 Jul 2018 01:00:48 +0000
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A former Dudley Zoo big cat keeper took a trip down memory lane after unearthing a glowing reference from when he left us 50 years ago. After discovering the reference while sorting through paperwork at his Cheslyn Hay home a couple of months ago, Dave White contacted us and we invited him back to look … Continue reading Keeping memories alive The post Keeping memories alive appeared first o...
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So long Kito
Wed, 16 May 2018 01:00:10 +0000
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We’re saying a sad so long to our youngest giraffe Kito, who is leaving the Black Country for Bristol today. The four-year-old male, who was born here at Dudley Zoo to his late mum Mia and Dad Kubwa, is off to join the Somerset-based Noah’s Ark Zoo Farm. The 11ft-tall giraffe will be transferred to … Continue reading So long Kito The post So long Kito appeared first on Dudley Zoological Gard...
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