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ANIMALS IN APRIL: New animals to see when Dudley Zoo re-opens on the 12th April including a Colombian black spider monkey!

ANIMALS IN APRIL: New animals to see when Dudley Zoo re-opens on the 12th April including a Colombian black spider monkey!

Courtesy of Dudley Zoo and Castle

New animals to see when Dudley Zoo and Castle re-opens on the 12th April including a Colombian black spider monkey!

Dudley Zoo and Castle have announced that they will be ready to re-open to the public in less than a fortnight. It has been closed since the 5th of January so there will be plenty of new animals to see according to Zoo director Derek Grove including a Colombian black spider monkey, gelada, ring-tailed lemur, Bactrian camel and Barbary sheep. That’s in addition to new borns with it being spring.

Derek Grove said, “We’re delighted to be able to welcome back members of the public on site in less than a fortnight.

“This is the third and longest lockdown we’ve endured in a year, which has again been incredibly costly for a charity such our ours.

“In the last 12 months we’ve lost around £800,000, so reopening can’t come soon enough as we’ve carried on as normal with our usual day-to-day care of our exotic animal collection.

“During the last few months it’s been really encouraging to receive lots of messages from visitors who are looking forward to returning and seeing all of our recent arrivals and development work across the site, so there’ll be lots of new things to see, including a Colombian black spider monkey, gelada, ring-tailed lemur, Bactrian camel and Barbary sheep.

“And we’ve worked hard to ensure visitors can return for a fun day out and all our previous safety measures, including pre-booked online tickets only, timed entry slots, reduced visitor numbers, a one-way system and hand sanitising stations around the 40-acre site remain in place ready and waiting to protect our staff, animals and public.”


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