Animals come in all shapes and sizes, from leopards to lemurs, parrots to prairie dogs and tortoises to tarantulas.  Twycross Zoo cares for around 500 animals of almost 150 species of bigger animals, including many endangered species, plus hundreds of creepy crawlies too. Renowned as a specialist primate zoo, we care for a wide variety of monkeys and apes, and are the only zoo in the UK where you can see all types of great ape – gorilla, orang utan, chimpanzee and bonobo (you should be able to spot some humans too!). There’s plenty to see, from favourites including meerkats and penguins, to the Amur leopard, the world’s rarest big cat.

Many of our animals are part of Conservation Breeding Programmes which help ensure a future for species on the brink of extinction.

African Grey Hornbill

African spurred tortoise

Agile Gibbon

Aldabra tortoise


Amur Leopard

Australian zebra finch

Bengalese finch

Black-and-gold howler monkey

Black-and-white colobus monkey

Black-and-white ruffed lemur

Black-crowned night heron

Black-headed spider monkey

Black-tailed prairie dog

Boa constrictor


Bornean orang utan

Bourke’s parrot

Bush dog


Cattle egret

Chilean flamingo


Common marmoset

Corn snake

Crowned guenon

Crowned lemur

De Brazza’s monkey

Demoiselle crane

Diana monkey

Domestic Goat

Dusky langur

Emperor tamarin

European pond turtle


François’ langur


Glossy ibis

Golden-headed lion tamarin

Great grey owl

Grey peacock pheasant

Guinea pig

Hermann’s tortoise

Horsfield’s tortoise

Humboldt penguin

Inland bearded dragon

Java sparrow

Javan langur

Kirk’s dik-dik

L’Hoest’s monkey

Leaf-cutter ant

Leicester longwool sheep

Leopard tortoise

Little egret

Long-tailed chinchilla

Lowland tapir


Michie’s tufted deer

Miniature donkey

Northern white-cheeked gibbon


Orange-winged amazon

Oriental small-clawed otter

Pancake tortoise

Patagonian mara

Pileated gibbon

Pink-backed pelican

Plum-headed parakeet

Pygmy marmoset


Rainbow lorikeet


Red titi monkey

Red-bellied lemur

Red-crested turaco

Red-eared slider

Red-fronted macaw

Red-legged seriema

Red-necked Wallaby

Red-ruffed lemur

Ring-tailed lemur

Scarlet ibis


Silvery marmoset

Silvery-cheeked hornbill

Snow leopard

South American coati

Speckled pigeon

Spectacled owl

Turquoise Parrot

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Variegated spider monkey

Vasa Parrot

Victoria crowned pigeon


Village weaver

Western grey kangaroo

Western lowland gorilla

White stork

Yellow-shouldered amazon

Yellow-throated marten


Opening Times: 10am - 6pm