Dudley And West Midlands Zoological Society Limited

Dudley And West Midlands Zoological Society Limited

Charity information

Dudley And West Midlands Zoological Society Limited

Conservation, care and exhibition of live animals and the advancement of the sciences of Zoology, agriculture, horticulture and botany, for the benefit and education of the public.
DZG is not only home to a large collection of endangered species; it is sited around an 11th century castle, houses the world’s largest collection of Tecton buildings, and is an important geological site. Through our education and conservation activities we aim to provide visitors with understanding and awareness.

Founded 1937

  • Mission statement

    Getting closer to the World’s rarest animals and caring for the future of the planet by encouraging people to develop a sustainable and harmonious relationship with nature.
    In doing so, Dudley Zoological Gardens shall provide for the recreation and education of the people, the conservation of wildlife, and the discovery of biological knowledge.
    Making Time for the World’s Rarest Animals.

    Dudley and West Midlands Zoological Society Ltd is a charitable company with shares wholly owned by Dudley Metropolitan Borough Council, structured as a charitable organisation, with a trading arm know as Dudley Zoo Services Ltd. The charity has been in existence since 1988 with the responsibility to run the zoological and historical site.

  • Aims

    Dudley And West Midlands Zoological Society Limited aims to:

    • Conservation, care and exhibition of live animals and the advancement of the sciences of Zoology, agriculture, horticulture and botany.
    • Benefit and education of the public. It is vital that every visitor is informed about our conservation work with endangered species and how they can help us to protect the environment as a whole.
    • Research. Animals are extremely elusive n the wild. Undertaking research in a zoo can take advantage of a significant opportunity to study factors important to conservation in the wild.
    • Animal care and management; from promoting high standards in the daily management of animals, to supporting and undertaking research to increase our understanding of animal welfare.
  • Overview

    Established: May 1937

    Registered Charity Number: 507221

    Board members: 13

    Full time staff: 63

    Part time staff: 59

    Volunteers: 9

    Phone number: 01384215310

    Address: Dudley Zoological Gardens, Castle Hill, Dudley, West Midlands DY14QF

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