Allergy awareness

It’s Allergy Awareness Week and here at DZC we’re committed to raising awareness about life-threatening children’s food allergies. Inspired by the young son of two of our Zoo Keepers, we designed and installed signage around the children’s play areas across the 40-acre site asking visitors to: Eat away from children’s play areas. Dispose of their […]

Jess is Employee of the Month!

Congratulations to Bird Keeper, Jess Jones, who has been named our latest Employee of the Month! Jess was nominated for the award by Zoo Manager Matt Lewis and Marketing Manager Andrea Hales after receiving great feedback from visitors. Andrea said: “It’s always lovely when we get to read feedback about our staff, especially when we […]

Baby news

Meet our newest arrival – a baby black lemur! The baby was born to mum, Barbara, last week and both are doing well. You can spot mum and baby, alongside dad, Bryan and older one year-old sibling twins, Charles and Camilla, in their habitat opposite the chimp paddock. Keepers are yet to confirm the newborn’s […]

Electric first for DZC

We’re saying a huge ‘Thank You’ to Dudley Motor Company for their generous donation of a brand-new electric van to DZC. The car dealership, based in nearby Trindle Road, has handed over the keys to a silver Vauxhall Combo-e, the zoo’s first electric vehicle, which will primarily be used by our Maintenance department. DZC Finance […]

Free open day for teachers!

Teachers are invited to come and learn more about the education sessions we offer here at DZC during a FREE open day. On Saturday, April 27, we’re offering teachers and a guest complimentary entry to meet our Education Team and find out about the varied workshops, educational tours and outreach opportunities we offer, including self-guided […]

Accessible to all!

Here at DZC we’re aiming to be accessible to everyone and we’re working hard for this to happen. We’re proudly supporting BIAZA’s World Autism Acceptance Campaign, which runs from today until April 8, to promote positive changes across UK zoos to benefit visitors with autism. We’re busy developing a new internal Equality, Diversity, Inclusivity and […]

An eggsplosion of colour this Easter!

We have a cracking variety of activities lined up for the Easter holidays as we celebrate an ‘Eggsplosion of Colour’. Join us from Saturday, March 23 until Sunday, April 7, when visitors can find out how animals use colour to their advantage through our daily informative talks programme. Hunt out vibrant eggs in a trail […]

Mums go free!

We’re bringing back our Mums go free offer as part of our Mother’s Day celebrations! Bring your mum to DZC for free on Saturday 9th or Sunday 10th March and come and find out about our animal mums, who are all amazing at raising their offspring. From first-time mum, Chewie the pygmy marmoset to giant […]

Otters hit the road!

After spending half term being spotted on site, our colourful otter sculptures have hit the road and headed out to different locations around the Dudley borough. Until mid-May Himley Hall, Duncan Edwards Leisure Centre, Red House Glass Cone, The Village Hotel, Dudley Library, Dudley Canal Trust and Dudley Archive, will each be hosting an otter, […]