Dudley Zoos four Bornean orangutans are the stars of a 2017 fundraising charity calendar to raise money for their endangered species.Read the full story ›
Dudley Zoo has welcomed a new baby gelada baboon, who has been spotted for the first time since being born in October.Read the full story ›
Dudley Zoo had a lot of leftover pumpkins from half term this year, so instead of wasting them, fed them to their animals.
Dudley Zoological Gardens Media and Communications Officer, Rachel Hickman, said:
Following our Hallowe’en events throughout half term we had a lot of leftover carved pumpkins and as we don’t waste anything here, keepers filled some up with favourite foods, while others were cut into pieces for many of our 1,500 strong animal collection to eat and they went down a treat!
Usually reindeer are born around April or May, but during a great week of weather Dudley Zoo is celebrating the rare birth of yet another.Read the full story ›
Dudley Zoo's youngest snow leopard has been given a clean bill of health as they begin preparations for his departure to India.
Two-year-old Makalu will soon be leaving for Darjeeling Zoo in India, almost 5,000 miles away.
The move is a part of a global breeding programme, which could potentially see Makalu’s descendants released into the wild.
This is an incredibly exciting move for Makalu and the snow leopard species in general, as he'll be playing an important role in securing the future of their endangered species.
Darjeeling Zoo is located in the foot of the Himalayan mountains, which is the native region of the snow leopard and is internationally recognised for its conservation breeding programmes for the species, so Makalu is going to the best place possible.
Ahead of the move, expected to happen within weeks, the Dudley zoo veterinary team carried out a full health check on the snow leopard.
He was sedated throughout the ten-minute investigation, taking blood tests and giving him a rabies vaccination, as well as measuring and weighing the big cat for his travel crate ahead of his journey to India.
Makalu was born at the Dudley Zoo on 17April, 2014 to mum, Nanga, six and dad, Margaash, who turned six yesterday. This is their second cub.
Joao the Sumatran tiger turned four today so zookeepers decided to treat him with an Easter-themed gift to mark the occasion.Read the full story ›
Dudley Zoo have started this year's animal census. We asked them how they count their identical looking penguins and bats that barely still.Read the full story ›
The annual animal census is taking place today at Dudley Zoo to keep count of the number of animal residents at the zoo.Read the full story ›
A baby camel born at Dudley Zoo earlier this month took her first steps outside in the paddock today.Read the full story ›
Seven porkers had a pancake pig-out today as staff at Dudley Zoo included their micro-pigs in Shrove Tuesday celebrations.
Little Ernie, Hamm, Chuck, Brian and Wilbur and their mum Poppy and dad Harley seemed to approve of the seasonal puddings.