Reindeer departs Dudley for Chessington

A reindeer named after self-unemployed Queen of the Black Country, Doreen Tipton, has left Dudley Zoo to go on new adventures in Chessington.

Doreen the reindeer has left the Black Country behind to join a new herd at Chessington World of Adventures Resort in Surrey.

In July, zoo staff surprised the popular comedienne by naming a reindeer after her when she was on site filming her DVD. The young reindeer had been born three months earlier and staff thought the name Doreen would be a nice tribute to the star. Senior Keeper Sarah Evans said:

“Our reindeer Doreen went off without a problem and we wish her well on her new adventures.”

The zoo are left with nine females in their collection.


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