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Three reasons to be cheerful! 

21 Jul 18

There’ll be plenty of celebrating today as one of our heaviest animals, our youngest macaque and our newest arrival all share their birthdays.

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Heatwave brings out history 

20 Jul 18

Mysterious markings in Dudley Castle’s courtyard may look like aliens have landed! But our history experts explain the scorching sunshine has produced crop marks indicating where buildings stood as far back as the 16 th century.

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19 Jul 18

DZG’s animals have been getting into the spirit of National Stick Out Your Tongue Day! Just look at the efforts from some of our exotic collection towards the annual July 19 event…

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Zombie alert! 

18 Jul 18

It’s just two weeks until Dudley Castle is transformed into an open air cinema showing the cult zombie movie Night of the Living Dead.

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Talking animals 

17 Jul 18

Two DZG keepers took centre stage to share research findings and training techniques with zoo keepers from around the UK.

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Darting into Dudley 

16 Jul 18

A Daimler Dart which competed in the famous Monte Carlo Rally is one of 90 classic cars rolling into Dudley Castle courtyard on Sunday.

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Otters on the ball 

15 Jul 18

The men’s singles final will be in full swing at Wimbledon this afternoon but DZG otters are already on the ball! Our Asiatic short-clawed otter parents Buddy and Keyah and their littles ones have been enjoying a game of their own after keepers …

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Happy Black Country Day! 

14 Jul 18

Black Country Day is ‘ere and we am set for a bostin’ time at Dudley Zoo.

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Chimply the best! 

13 Jul 18

We’re celebrating the first World Chimpanzee Day tomorrow when visitors can get their hands on primate paintings by our seven gorgeous girls.

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Testing time 

12 Jul 18

Tune in tonight to see DZG keepers munching on marmalade in a taste test for a hit BBC food show about cutting costs.

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Happy 80th Pat 

11 Jul 18

We’ve put in a special phone call today to wish a lady born at Dudley Zoo exactly 80 years ago a very happy birthday.

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Flying the RAF colours 

10 Jul 18

We’re proudly flying The RAF Ensign from Dudley Castle today – as a spectacular parade and flypast celebrates the force’s centenary.

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Un-bear-lievably well 

9 Jul 18

DZG’s black bear Inca – thought to be the oldest in the world – is doing un-bear-lievably well after sailing through her annual health check.

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Keepers in training 

8 Jul 18

Our two latest apprentice keepers are settling in well to their on-site training and are wild about the work.

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Turaco tot 

7 Jul 18

We’ve got baby news in our birds section where a red-crested turaco chick has hatched.

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Illuminating anniversary 

6 Jul 18

Blue lights illuminated Dudley Castle overnight as we showed our support for the wonderful work of the NHS.

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Fishy fun 

5 Jul 18

Actors in a stage comedy about fish factory workers p-p-picked up plenty of tips when they came to feed DZG’s penguin colony.

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Keeping memories alive 

4 Jul 18

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.

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All fired up for footy! 

3 Jul 18

Dudley Castle expert Amy Hickman is hoping the English strike force produce more shots tonight than our decommissioned Russian cannons.

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Sweet sixteen 

2 Jul 18

A mouth-watering melon was the perfect present for our Brazilian tapir mum Meena as she turned sweet sixteen today.

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Gary has a swinging time 

1 Jul 18

One of our primate keepers caught our baby lar gibbon Gary having a swinging time during some family fun at DZG.

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Kriss is a high flyer 

30 Jun 18

Congratulations to our high-flying bird keeper Kriss Pearson who has been recognised for his fundraising efforts and presentation skills.

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Two decades at Dudley 

29 Jun 18

Our gorgeous chimps went ape for an adorable album of baby snaps made to mark their two decades at Dudley Zoo.

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Under fives fiesta 

28 Jun 18

More than 2,000 visitors joined us for the first day of our under fives picnic parties – and it was belter.

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Director’s diet for a day 

27 Jun 18

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.

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Helping hand for gardeners 

26 Jun 18

Green-fingered gardeners at DZG have got their hands on a brand new tractor to take the strain of heavy-duty tasks.

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Sign of success 

25 Jun 18

A student’s snap of one of our bush dogs so impressed zoo bosses that it has been made into a stunning sign outside the enclosure.

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Paper playtime 

24 Jun 18

A Burntwood-based business has kindly come up with a paper shredding solution to produce piles of fun for our animals.

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Fun in the sun 

23 Jun 18

We’re just days away from our annual under 5s picnic parties and weather experts are predicting a scorcher.

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Camel capers 

22 Jun 18

Today is World Camel Day so we’re asking you to get the hump – and pin it on the camel as part of our weekend celebrations.

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Ellie joins Elliot 

21 Jun 18

Dudley Zoo has said Guten Tag to Ellie who has just arrived from Germany to join her new binturong boyfriend Elliot.

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A close shave 

20 Jun 18

It was a close shave for DZG’s Icelandic sheep when they lost their woolly fleeces for the summer.

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Someone old, someone new! 

19 Jun 18

Today we’re celebrating two birthdays – one old, one new – as we mark milestones for Fanny and Bubbles.

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Bat chat 

18 Jun 18

Conservation Officer Chris Leeson shared his tales of hanging out with wild bats at a conference for animal experts.

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Here’s to Dads and Gawa 

17 Jun 18

We’re celebrating at the double today to mark Father’s Day and the third birthday of our male red panda, Gawa.

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Wild birds take flight 

16 Jun 18

As well as looking after our endangered species, eagle-eyed keepers have been keeping watch on wild birds born at the zoo.

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On the hoof art! 

15 Jun 18

Dudley Zoo’s two giraffes have created some on the hoof art to raise funds for their threatened cousins in the wild.

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Feast of football! 

14 Jun 18

DZG’s Russian-named meerkats Oleg, Sergei, Mikhail and Aleksandr are all set for kick off later after their own World Cup warm-up.

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Terrific toddling! 

13 Jun 18

More than 600 toddlers pounded the paths around Dudley Zoo and Castle to pull in pounds for children’s charity Barnardo’s.

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Lovely letters 

12 Jun 18

Presenter Heather John was excited to receive a pile of lovely letters from Oldbury pupils who became African explorers at DZG.

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Students in focus 

11 Jun 18

It was far from a snap decision when DZG Assistant Curator Jay Haywood picked the winners in a college photography competition.

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Gaz’s zoo role 

10 Jun 18

Meet the man with the £2,500 weekly shopping bill whose new job is to make sure all Dudley Zoo’s animals are well fed.

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Beautiful borders 

9 Jun 18

Our gardening team has added more than 1,500 bedding plants to DZG’s formal borders – and it’s looking blooming lovely.

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Au revoir Arie and Becks 

8 Jun 18

We’ve said au revoir to two male black howler monkeys who have left us to start a new adventure across the Channel.

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Hello Bubbles 

7 Jun 18

We’re bursting with excitement – a new male giant anteater has arrived at DZG and he’s called Bubbles.

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Dads go free to DZG! 

6 Jun 18

DZG has got Father’s Day all wrapped up as we’re giving dads a day out on us! Dads can receive free admission into the 40-acre Zoo on Sunday June 17, with every full-paying adult or child, to spend the special day getting close to some of our …

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Dream Night 

5 Jun 18

It was a Dream Night for hundreds of children as DZG hosted its first exclusive evening for chronically ill and disabled youngsters.

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Hanging out with bats 

4 Jun 18

After hanging out with bat conservationists, we’ve discovered up to nine species are roosting in off-show caverns at DZG.

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Kubwa clothing! 

3 Jun 18

Birthday girl Ruby Holloway definitely dressed the part when she came to DZG to feed her adopted giraffe, Kubwa.

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Pygmy goat playtime 

2 Jun 18

DZG’s African pygmy goats are loving their new playground thanks to the upcycling skills of our specialist maintenance men.

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