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Endangered gibbon born at Dudley Zoological Gardens . . .
Primates staff at DZG are delighted with the progress of a two-week-old Lar gibbon. The youngster was born on January 16 at the leading Midlands tourist attraction to mum, Meo and dad, Huggy who also have a two-year-old daughter, Penny.
Me and my mum: a two-week old Lar gibbon is making good progress at Dudley Zoological Gardens. Born on January 16, the youngster is the offspring of mum, Meo and dad, Huggy and will not be named until staff discover its sex in a few weeks time. More information from Dudley Zoological Gardens›
Minister takes Tecton Tour at Dudley Zoological Gardens . . .
Minister for Culture, Media and Sport, Ed Vaizey today discovered the magic of four Modernist structures at DZG that have been restored to their 1930’s glory.
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Thought you missed out on panto season? Oh no you haven’t!
Cadbury World is giving visitors another chance to enjoy its popular pantomime, as ‘Snow White and the Chuckle Beans’ returns to the attraction next weekend. The live performance is based on the classic children’s tale with a unique chocolatey twist, as Cadbury World’s own Chuckle Beans race to save Snow White from the Evil Queen. The enchanting story encourages laughter and audience participation; all the key ingredients for a show the whole family can enjoy.
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Secret Egypt-Unravelling Truth From Myth
A new exhibition coming to Shrewsbury Museum & Art Gallery invites visitors to re-examine their perceptions of ancient Egypt and challenge some of the enduring myths that surround this fascinating and mysterious civilisation. A collection of thought-provoking archeological evidence will be on display, as well as highlights including artistic interpretations of the famous pharaohs and a simulation of a tomb chapel and burial chamber.
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Dudley Zoological Gardens backs Palm Oil Ban
DZG's Bornean orang utans are helping serve up a festive message for change by saying no to non-sustainable palm oil in Christmas puds in a bid to save their wild cousins from extinction.
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Reindeer profiles help Santa at Dudley Zoological Gardens .
Santa will have no problems identifying DZG’s reindeer for sleigh duties after they received formal ID profiles this week.
Reindeer profiles help Santa at Dudley Zoological Gardens . More information from Dudley Zoological Gardens›
Welcome to the Black Country...
Love castles, canals and craft. Love the Black Country.
The Black Country was once known as the 'Cradle of the Industrial Revolution' and a visit to the county later you'll certainly know why. The furnaces have long since cooled and the chimneys that forged such progress are now towering monuments. What is left is truly fascinating.
In a single visit you can enjoy glass manufacturing once synonymous with the area at Broadfield House Glass Museum, the Industrial past at the Black Country Living Museum as well as great performances at The Public, a new arts and events centre in West Bromwich and nightlife in Wolverhampton, one of the countries newest cities.
Use the quick finder to the left or navigation above to find these attractions, accommodation, festival and events plus much more.