Conservation Gorilla imageWe unfortunately live in a world where many species of both plants and animals are on the brink of extinction. Zoos form a global community that works together to maximise their impact on global conservation. At Twycross Zoo – East Midland Zoological Society, as part of this global community, we contribute to conservation in many ways.

We currently have around 150 species, many of which are enrolled in conservation breeding programmes, and we contribute to conservation in the wild through our Conservation Welfare Fund.

We also support field projects through our expertise in the health and welfare of animals and by raising public awareness of their plight in the wild. We breed a wide range of endangered species and are members of European and international organisations, including British and Irish Association of Zoos and Aquariums (BIAZA), the European Association of Zoos and Aquaria (EAZA) and The Great Ape Survival Partnership (GRASP).

To find out more, explore the conservation section of our website or email us at