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Dudley Zoo and Castle

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Macaws move in 

20 Apr 18

Eight stunning scarlet macaws have winged their way to DZG and moved into our impressive, newly-built aviary.

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Langan’s a star! 

19 Apr 18

Our latest Employee of the Month, Langan Turner, came to the aid of some visitors who braved a blizzard to get to DZG.

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Hello little Zeus! 

18 Apr 18

DZG primate keepers have discovered our baby black and white ruffled lemur is a boy – and have called him Zeus.

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Date with the paranormal 

17 Apr 18

Thrill-seekers have just a few more days to snap up the last few tickets for our special Paranormal Evening at Dudley Castle.

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Bamboo banquet 

16 Apr 18

Offcuts from bamboo bushes at DZG have provided tasty treats for some of our animals.

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Bag more benefits 

15 Apr 18

Anyone wanting to become a DZG member will bag more than they bargained for as we’re adding extra benefits to the popular scheme.

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Animal architecture 

14 Apr 18

Our female guinea pigs are enjoying an extension to their castle enclosure – and its architecture is very in-keeping with DZG.

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Fire hose fun 

13 Apr 18

Keepers got to grips with fire hose to produce a heart-shaped enrichment device for our animals.

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Ebony’s exoskeleton 

12 Apr 18

Young school visitors can get an idea of the full scale of our super-sized spider, as we’ve boxed one of her moults.

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Calling all wildlife detectives 

11 Apr 18

Scouting and other community groups can become wildlife detectives at DZG – thanks to an exciting new quiz booklet in our activity packs.

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Great ape fundraiser 

10 Apr 18

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.

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DZG rocks! 

9 Apr 18

Dudley Zoo is joining the nation’s treasure-hunt trend by hiding three beautifully painted rocks around our 40-acre site.

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Top of the camera class 

8 Apr 18

Two DZG staff members zoomed in on their camera skills at a photography course in Birmingham.

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Fly in for bat day! 

7 Apr 18

Visitors can learn more about the many species of bats hanging around DZG as we mark International Bat Appreciation Day.

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Wendy’s tears of joy 

6 Apr 18

Our seven chimps were fed by one of their biggest fans when DZG member Wendy Gray was given a Close Encounter experience.

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Huge thanks Homebase 

5 Apr 18

Huge thanks to Homebase Oldbury who donated a van load of plants to us for our Songbird Crisis campaign.

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When Majik met Jack! 

4 Apr 18

Ferrets Majik and Jack had a blast when DZG’s Education Team made them an indoor playground to see if they hit it off.

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Rare baby makes appearance 

3 Apr 18

DZG is delighted to announce we’ve had our first black and white ruffed lemur birth in 21 years.

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Ape artists! 

2 Apr 18

We’re going ape for the amazing artwork our chimps have painted to mark DZG’s Ape Awareness Day today.

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Welcome Windsor! 

1 Apr 18

An egg-ceedingly Happy Easter to all our visitors and amazing animals – especially our latest addition, Windsor the Barbary lamb.

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Pick of the bunch! 

31 Mar 18

There’s a treat in store for DZG storeman Mick Young who has been voted employee of the month.

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Sprout’s Good Friday! 

30 Mar 18

It certainly was a Good Friday for DZG’s adorable Bornean orang Sprout who turned seven today.

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School’s out! 

29 Mar 18

With many schools breaking up for Easter today, it’s an egg-cellent time to play at DZG! We’ve had impressive new play equipment installed at two of our play areas, just in time for the holidays.

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Birthday balti 

28 Mar 18

A birthday curry was the order of the day as our handsome Sumatran tiger Joao turned six.

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Planet-saving sweets! 

27 Mar 18

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.