Staffordshire news and blogs Friday 17 August 2018
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Congrats Carl! 

16 Aug 18

Head Gardener Carl Stevens today clocked up a blooming impressive 35 years’ service tending to our zoo and castle grounds.

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Celebrating cotton tops! 

15 Aug 18

It’s Cotton Top Tamarin Day and our cotton tops Katy and Rufus had a ball as we celebrate the critically endangered species.

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Officially excellent 

14 Aug 18

DZG is delighted to announce we’ve been awarded a certificate in recognition of excellent feedback from our visitors.

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A sweet-smelling sample! 

13 Aug 18

Our big cats have gone crazy for an exclusive perfume which contains some wholly natural ingredients – wee and poo to be precise! The luxury artisan fragrance for men and women, which retails at £128 for a 50ml bottle, contains fossilised …

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Rise and shine! 

12 Aug 18

Dudley Zoo is inviting early risers to shadow our keepers and wake up some of the world’s rarest animals.

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Exhilarating experience 

11 Aug 18

When we say our Zoo Keeper for the Day experience gets you close to some of the world’s rarest animals, we mean it – and animal-lover Mark Dunckley can certainly vouch for that! The 46-year-old dad-of-one from Stourbridge has just spent an …

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Loving our lions 

10 Aug 18

Today is World Lion Day and it’s with great pride that we celebrate our two marvellous lionesses and all lions around the globe.

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Birthday boxes 

9 Aug 18

Giant anteater Romy had to box clever today to find her birthday surprises stashed inside cardboard boxes.

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Flamingo forum 

8 Aug 18

DZG Head of Birds Nicola Wright has attended a flamingo forum on coping with any future outbreak of avian influenza in the UK.

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Sun, sand and Santa! 

7 Aug 18

It might be the height of summer but Dudley Zoo is in hot pursuit of Santa! From our very own beach Ow Bin Ya Sands, DZG Assistant Curator Jay Haywood has started the search for a Father Christmas to join our Winter Wonderland grotto – in return …

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Plants from the past 

6 Aug 18

Historic herbs and plants used in medieval medicines and recipes are still springing up at DZG today.

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Trio join the team 

5 Aug 18

We’ve welcomed three new keepers to DZG in the last few months and they’re all loving looking after our wide variety of exotic animals.

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Owl in a day’s work! 

4 Aug 18

Happy International Owl Awareness Day twit twoo – we had a magical time celebrating and raised £300 for a bird conservation charity.

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Mud, mud, glorious mud! 

3 Aug 18

As the glorious sunshine continues, wallowing in mud has several health and beauty benefits for our micro-pigs.

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Reel kind! 

2 Aug 18

It was reel kind of West Midlands Fire Service to donate old reels of fire hose and hosepipes to DZG.

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Purr-fect paws 

1 Aug 18

We’re all poised to mark Global Tiger Day this Friday when we’ll auction off a roarsome souvenir of our tiger feet.

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Anyone for Quidditch? 

31 Jul 18

It’ll be a hoot when Dudley Zoo becomes a hub of witchcraft and wizardry to mark International Owl Awareness Day in true Harry Potter style.

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Luxury lemur lodgings 

30 Jul 18

Our black lemur family is settling into a newly-built home offering visitors a superb view of the critically endangered creatures.

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Blooming hot! 

29 Jul 18

DZG gardeners have come up with some tips to keep floral arrangements looking blooming beautiful during this long hot summer.

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Discover Dudley 

28 Jul 18

DZG is proud to be part of a stunning new video showcasing Dudley borough’s top tourist attractions and heritage sites.

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Bubbles for Bubbles! 

27 Jul 18

DZG Keeper Josh Luxton couldn’t wait to pop to our giant anteater paddock to see what our new male Bubbles made of bubbles.

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Louise takes top title 

26 Jul 18

DZG Marketing Assistant Louise Curtis did such a grand job of co-ordinating a toddlers’ trek that she’s walked away with a top title.

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Tiger feet! 

25 Jul 18

For the very first time, Dudley Zoo is giving animal lovers chance to get their paws on artwork by our tigers, Daseep and Joao.

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Skeleton story sparks interest 

24 Jul 18

A story of a skeleton being found in Dudley Castle more than 30 years after the great fire of 1750 has ignited interest in the blaze.

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Otterly cool! 

23 Jul 18

Keepers came up with a n-ice idea to keep our otter family cool as the UK heatwave continues.