DUDLEY Zoo is closed today due to high wings caused by Storm Franklin.

The Castle Hill attraction closed on Friday due to Storm Eunice and is closed again today (February 21) to protect the animals, staff and visitors.

It comes at the beginning of half term, with the zoo expected to open tomorrow and for the rest of the week.

A post from the zoo on Facebook reads: "With more high winds on site again this morning, we’ve had to take the decision to close Dudley Zoo and Castle again TODAY (Monday 21st February).

“We're really sorry for the inconvenience, but hope you'll understand as the safety of our animals, public and staff is paramount.

“We plan to be open as normal tomorrow (Tues 22nd) and hopefully for the rest of half term, but please keep an eye on the zoo’s website and social media for further updates.”