It is with extreme sadness that we announce the sudden death of DZ’s snow leopard female, Nanga.
The seven year-old big cat died last night from complications due to labour.
Nanga gave birth to a large, healthy male cub on Monday morning, but was taken ill yesterday evening and despite urgent veterinary care, nothing could be done to save her.
Following consultations with the international snow leopard studbook keeper, the cub, who has been named Milo by the section’s staff, is being handreared by Senior Keeper Sarah Evans.
Read more here: http://www.dudleyzoo.org.uk/news/death-nanga
We've received news that our snow leopard, Makalu, has safely landed in India this morning and is doing well after his epic overseas journey!
And he's already making international headlines with his arrival featuring in a number of Indian newspapers!
Happy Birthday to our Asiatic black bear, Inca, who turns 36 years-old today!
Section Leader, Jay Haywood, said: “Inca is in such good condition for her age. She’s got more than ten years on the typical life expectancy for a wild Asiatic black bear and continues to amaze us, passing her yearly thorough health checks with flying colours.
Section Leader, Jay Haywood, had a helping hand carrying out his weekly reports… from birthday girl Brazilian tapir, Meena!
Jay said: “I was sitting at the worktop in the section kitchen writing up my reports, which we have to fill in each week about every animal on our section, when I noticed the papers starting to move about.
“When I looked up I came face-to-face with Meena, who's celebrating her 14th birthday today. She had stuck her head right through the window and was sniffing my work!"
Read more here: http://www.dudleyzoo.org.uk/news/nosey-meena
We’re thrilled to welcome a new female snow leopard to DZG.
One year-old Taïga arrived overnight from Beauval ZooParc in France to pair with our resident male, Margaash.
Taïga, whose name is a Russian word meaning boreal forest or snow forest, will be kept off-show for the next few days and will slowly be introduced to six year-old Margaash, who will be separated in another part of the enclosure.