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Zoo celebrates birth of a tiny elephant!

Elephant Baby Nikki Williscroft A tiny baby elephant is the latest addition to Midlands based visitor attraction, Twycross Zoo! In the early hours of the morning on Tuesday 4th March, 18 year old Noorjahan, one of Zoo's four Asian elephants, gave birth to a healthy female calf after a hefty 22-month long pregnancy! Dr Charlotte Macdonald, Head of Life…
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Pole to Pole

Polar bear thumb Twycross Zoo has joined forces with EAZA and other zoos and organisations across Europe to help reduce the carbon footprint on our great planet! Our objective is to focus on, and encourage, ways in which each and every one of us can live a more sustainable life. The Pole to Pole Campaign is about the Poles, the…
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‘Amour’ Leopard finds Love of the Rarest Kind

Amur leopard thumb   With approximately 36 Amur leopards left in the wild and fewer than 200 in captivity across the world, Twycross Zoo's male Amur leopard, Davidoff, could be considered one of the luckiest bachelors this Valentine's Day. Twelve months ago a female Amur leopard named Kristen arrived at Twycross from a Zoo in the Czech Republic…
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Statement from Twycross Zoo

Adult female gorilla We at Twycross Zoo, as a conservation-focused charity, are acutely aware of our responsibilities regarding the welfare of the animals in our care.   Quite a few of our animals are elderly and we have developed excellent geriatric vet care, which keeps many animals fit and well into old age. A sick elderly animal may…
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Lady Gretton Visit

ResizeImage (2) On Monday 20th January 2014 HM Lord-Lieutenant Jennifer, Lady Gretton JP paid a special visit to Twycross Zoo in Leicestershire to unveil a plaque to commemorate the 50th Anniversary of the Zoo and its achievements in conservation and animal welfare. Lady Gretton's visit also included a tour of the Zoo's animals, including penguins and elephants,…
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TV Chimps and Twycross 50 years on

Chimpanzee Over the past 3 years Twycross Zoo has focussed on improving the welfare of the animals at the zoo. One major advance was the initiative to restructure the chimpanzee groupings. Chimpanzees like to live in large family groups rather than the small groups of 2-4 traditionally used at Twycross Zoo. In the wild troop sizes…
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Twycross Takes Stock of Animals in Annual Census

ResizeImage (1)   Equipped with only pens and clipboards, zoo keepers at Twycross Zoo in Leicestershire are on a mission to count every single animal in the Zoo's collection as part of its annual census. Twycross Zoo, together with zoos across the country, completes a stock-take of all animals every January for basic animal management and for…
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Baby Monkey Joy for Twycross Zoo

De Brazza's monkey Zoo Keepers at Twycross Zoo are pleased to announce the birth of a healthy De Brazza's monkey! Born on 24th October 2013 to parents Ludo (mum) and Tom (dad), the baby boy is happy, healthy and already creating quite a stir amongst visitors. Known for being one of the most distinctive species of guenon, the…
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