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Top of the camera class
Sun, 08 Apr 2018 01:00:53 +0000
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Two DZG staff members zoomed in on their camera skills at a photography course in Birmingham. Our in-house graphic designer Rachel Lane and Senior Primate Keeper Jodie Dryden attended the half-day course at Wex Photographic to help them get the most out of DZG’s new camera. And the results were stunning! Rachel and Jodie, who … Continue reading Top of the camera class The post Top of the cam...
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Great ape fundraiser
Tue, 10 Apr 2018 01:00:29 +0000
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We’re delighted to reveal our Ape Awareness Day pulled in more than £500 to help great apes in the wild and our own at Dudley Zoo. Half the £529.34 raised came from generous zoo supporters who bought key fobs of ape paintings created by four of our chimps. Visitors also took part in raffles to … Continue reading Great ape fundraiser The post Great ape fundraiser appeared first on Dudley Zool...
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Calling all wildlife detectives
Wed, 11 Apr 2018 01:00:58 +0000
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Scouting and other community groups can become wildlife detectives at DZG – thanks to an exciting new quiz booklet in our activity packs. Groups attending the zoo from these organisations are already given activity bags containing puzzle pages, a pencil, crayons and a free kids return voucher. But now we’ve added the new Wildlife Detectives … Continue reading Calling all wildlife detectives ...
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Ebony’s exoskeleton
Thu, 12 Apr 2018 01:00:50 +0000
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Young school visitors can get an idea of the full scale of our super-sized spider, as we’ve boxed one of her moults. When Ebony the Brazilian salmon pink bird-eating tarantula last shed her skin, keepers down on the Farm decided to put it in a clear box so school visitors can get close to the … Continue reading Ebony’s exoskeleton The post Ebony’s exoskeleton appeared first on Dudley Zoologi...
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Fire hose fun
Fri, 13 Apr 2018 01:00:23 +0000
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Keepers got to grips with fire hose to produce a heart-shaped enrichment device for our animals. The seven staff gave up their own time to attend a workshop led by our Senior Primate Keeper Jodie Dryden in which they weaved old fire service hose into shapes which can be used to hold treats and browse. … Continue reading Fire hose fun The post Fire hose fun appeared first on Dudley Zoological...
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Animal architecture
Sat, 14 Apr 2018 01:00:00 +0000
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Our female guinea pigs are enjoying an extension to their castle enclosure – and its architecture is very in-keeping with DZG. The seven girls – all named after Disney characters – now have a curvy Tecton replica of our meerkat enclosure linked to their castle hideout. There is a tunnel joining the two structures, which … Continue reading Animal architecture The post Animal architecture appe...
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Bag more benefits
Sun, 15 Apr 2018 01:00:21 +0000
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Anyone wanting to become a DZG member will bag more than they bargained for as we’re adding extra benefits to the popular scheme. As well as unlimited access to the Zoo for a year and discounts in the shop, we’re offering people reduced price parties and animal experiences and various DZG gifts in a lovely … Continue reading Bag more benefits The post Bag more benefits appeared first on Dudl...
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Bamboo banquet
Mon, 16 Apr 2018 01:00:28 +0000
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Offcuts from bamboo bushes at DZG have provided tasty treats for some of our animals. When members of our gardening team cut back the plants around the aviaries, they gave branches to keepers who shared it about their sections. Tapirs, kangaroos, red pandas, Barbary sheep and our giraffes, pictured with Trainee Keeper Ellis Robinson, all … Continue reading Bamboo banquet The post Bamboo banq...
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Date with the paranormal
Tue, 17 Apr 2018 01:00:54 +0000
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Thrill-seekers have just a few more days to snap up the last few tickets for our special Paranormal Evening at Dudley Castle. Hosted by spiritualist medium Craig Morris, the event takes place in the Castle grounds this Saturday from 8pm until 2am and includes a ghost tour, vigils, glass divination and table tipping. There is … Continue reading Date with the paranormal The post Date with the ...
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Planet-saving sweets!
Tue, 27 Mar 2018 01:00:13 +0000
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DZG’s Safari Shop today joined a sweet maker’s war on single-use packaging by becoming one of the first UK retailers to stock treats in compostable bags. In partnership with Calico Cottage’s new brand, The Cambridge Confectionery Company, the zoo will be stocking sweets wrapped in compostable bags which break down and disappear in soil in … Continue reading Planet-saving sweets! The po...
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