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New Amur leopard cubs born at Twycross!

CUB We are excited to anounce the birth of not one, but two, of the world’s rarest big cats, Amur leopards (Panthera pardus orientalis) here at Twycross Zoo to mum Kristen and dad Davidoff. The arrival of the two cubs represents a significant step forward in ensuring the survival of this species on the brink of…
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Upcoming Conservation Welfare Talk on bonobos

Bonobo - credit Chris Simpson On Wednesday 20th August Dr Zanna Clay from University of Neuchatel, Switzerland will be presenting on bonobos. From her years of research, Dr Clay will speak on how bonobos can teach us about our own evolution, her experiences working with them in the Democratic Republic of the Congo and why their existence is threatened. Twycross…
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Twycross Zoo goes vintage!

Vintage Day SPOTTHUMB A On Sunday 20th July we will be going back in time (sort of) at Twycross Zoo with a vintage themed day out for all at the zoo! Not only will your entrance ticket give you the chance to see some of the rarest animals on earth like the Amur Leopard; some of the cutest animals…
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Summer Sundown

SS SPOTTHUMB £5 entry to the zoo after 5pm on July 11th, 18th & 25th! Calling all music fans! Our Summer Sundown music nights are back again this year with £5 entry to the zoo after 5pm! We are open until 9pm and there will be a beer tent, food available and even a bouncy castle! Enjoy…
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New this summer!

6D8A9860 There’s lots of new things to see at Twycross Zoo this summer, like our new baby elephant Esha and other new zoo babies, including two recently born critically endangered red-ruffed lemur; newly arrived zebra and nyala in our updated African Plains exhibit; a wonderful tropical butterfly forest walkthrough experience; and a  fun adventure playground for…
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25% off tickets with Midsummer Madness!

Midsummer SPOTTHUMB Experience Midsummer Madness here at Twycross Zoo this summer with a whopping 25% off ticket prices when you book online to visit between Monday 16th June and Friday 11th July 2014. For one month adult tickets can be snapped up online for £12.72 and children’s tickets for just £8.96! Please  go here  to see the prices of other types…
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Bill Oddie launches Twycross Zoo’s first photography competition

Gillian Day Photo Compet launch with Bill Oddie June 11th 2014 (82) Yesterday, wildlife expert and television presenter Bill Oddie OBE came to Twycross Zoo to officially launch our first ever photography competition. Open to all, our competition encourages people to explore the challenges facing animals in the wild and the conservation efforts that are going into preserving wildlife for future generations. Entry categories include: Young Zoo/Wildlife Photographer; Twycross…
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Free entry for Dads this weekend!

Dads SPOTTHUMB CALLING ALL DADS – you are the VIP guests of honour at Twycross Zoo this weekend! To celebrate Father’s Day we will be letting all dads (who are accompanied by a paying child ) into the zoo for free on the 14th and 15th of June! After you have enjoyed a fun family day out looking at some…
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Twycross Zoo reveals first Patron

Alice Roberts (4) Twycross Zoo is delighted to announce that academic and TV science presenter Professor Alice Roberts has agreed to be the charity’s first Patron. Sharon Redrobe, CEO at Twycross Zoo comments, “We are thrilled that Professor Alice Roberts has accepted to become Twycross Zoo’s first Patron.  Our association comes at a very exciting time for the…
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Twycross Zoo says goodbye to plastic bags

evil carrier bag (3) What is the most common litter washed up on beaches?  What releases harmful chemicals (like flame retardants) as it falls apart?  What gets mistaken for marine animals and plants and eaten by unwary animals? What gets animals trapped and entangled both on land and underwater? What continues to pollute even when it breaks apart into…
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