A NEW animal has arrived at Dudley Zoo, which is only held in five other collections across the UK.

A wolverine, named Helga arrived from Whipsnade Zoo near Luton on March 31.

The three-year-old is the first wolverine held at Dudley Zoo in its 85 year history.

Dudley News: Zoo keepers carrying Helga to her new home. Zoo keepers carrying Helga to her new home.

She has moved into the Castle Hill site’s former Howler monkey enclosure, which has been completely redeveloped by staff over the last few weeks.

Dudley News: Helga's new home. Helga's new home.

Curator Richard Brown said: “We are very excited to be joining this European Endangered Species Programme (EEP) for the wolverine.

“Personally, I’ve wanted to bring this particular species into the collection for a long time and it’s great we can do it for the first time in our anniversary year and as wolverines are only held currently in five other collections in the UK, we feel very privileged to be housing them here at Dudley Zoo.”