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Publication: 30th May 2013

It's Dudley Zoological Gardens' busiest mum – capybara Peanut has just given birth to four babies bringing her total number of offspring to ten

It's Dudley Zoo's busiest mum

Meet Peanut, DZG's busiest mum. The proud capybara recently gave birth to four babies which brings her total number of offspring to TEN!

Publication: 30th May 2013

Senior Keeper, Laura Robbins, meets Dagmar Goddemeier (CORR) who travelled from her home near Wuppertal Zoo, in Germany to visit Dudley Zoo’s two female tigers.

Dudley Zoo tigers receive German visitor

Staff at Dudley Zoo brushed up on their German when the site’s two female tigers received a visitor from their homeland.

Publication: 29th May 2013

Dudley College’s first year photography students take part in a Close Encounter in Monkey Tails with lecturer Phil Brooks, and Head of Lower primates, Nicola Wright.

Students' Close Encounter at Dudley Zoo...

An early morning wake up call for DZG’s squirrel monkeys offered a great photo opportunity for Dudley College students.

Publication: 27th May 2013

Mystic tile decorating workshops at Jackfield Tile Museum: Half-term 28th – 31st May

Let your imagination run wild this May half-term at the mystically themed tile decorating workshops at Jackfield Tile Museum in Shropshire’s Ironbridge Gorge

Publication: 27th May 2013

Cadbury World gets into gear for Father’s Day

Cadbury World will be driving families wild this Father’s Day with some exciting activities on Saturday 15 – Sunday 16 June.

Publication: 27th May 2013

Wychwood Festival proudly unveils its biggest chilldren's programme to date

Wychwood welcomes the Booktrust for the first time alongside a dedicated Children's Literature Festival, Roald Dahl Museum and a host of workshops including theatre, dance and art

Publication: 24th May 2013

Wychwood Festival

Soul II Soul announced as the 'Feel good Friday' headliner for the ninth annual Wychwood Festival.

Publication: 24th May 2013

Congratulations to all Heart of England VisitEngland award winners…

Finalists in the VisitEngland Awards for Excellence 2013 learned their fate at a glittering Awards Ceremony held at The Point, Lancashire County Cricket Club, Old Trafford, Greater Manchester on 20th May 2013.

Publication: 24th May 2013

Biggest cruise event of the year at Birmingham NEC

The Cruise Show is the UK’s only event dedicated to discovering a world of voyages.

Publication: 24th May 2013

Love your Zoo Week at DZG

Staff at DZG are gearing up for Love Your Zoo Week (May 25 - June 2) with a series of hearts and crafts activities.