COVID-19 Closure update (as at 23/ 03/2020)
As the situation around COVID-19 progresses it is with a heavy heart that we have made the necessary decision to close our gates to visitors from the end of today, 23rd March, for the foreseeable future.
We have been closely monitoring the situation and taking many extra steps to minimise risks. We had hoped to remain open for as long as possible in order to provide a much-needed outdoor facility through which our visitors and members could get some escapism and fresh air to support their mental wellbeing. However, in the past few days it has become clear that for the safety of visitors, staff and our animals NOW is the time to close.
Please be assured our incredible animal team will be continuing to work on site, while adhering to strict social distancing and biosecurity measures, in order to ensure all our animal’s, receive the excellent standard of care they are used to.
We have been overwhelmed by the kind messages of support we’ve received from our members, visitors and other supporters and are confident they will all understand and support this decision. If you do have any questions, please in the first instance visit our blog for further details where we hope we have addressed most questions. Please bear with us during this difficult time, as our immediate focus moves to prioritising and securing our staff, animals and zoo’s future.
As a charity it is the support of our visitors and members that enables us to care for our animals, many of whom are endangered, and support vital conservation work and for this we want to take a moment to say a heartfelt ‘Thanks’ to you all.
We value each and every visitor to the zoo, and our zoo community is very precious to us. That’s why in the coming weeks we will try to keep you updated with news of our work and goings on at the zoo through our social media channels as best as we can. Here’s hoping it won’t be too long before we can welcome you back to Twycross Zoo so you can come and see them yourselves again.
Please take care of each other in these troubled time
The Executive Team and all the team at Twycross Zoo
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20th March 2020
Twycross Zoo has closed its door to visitors
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