Monthly Archives: June 2013

A New Shelter for our Gorillas!

Gorilla Shelter

Yesterday Twycross Zoo’s western lowland gorillas found a new addition to their outdoor exhibit! A shelter was installed this week to provide the family group with more privacy and security. The roundel features four separate hideaways, where the gorillas can settle down and relax in their own company if they choose.         … Read more »

How do you set up a blind date for a gorilla?

Adult male gorilla

Twycross Zoo’s family of gorillas have been featured on the BBC News website, in an article on how to get these critically endangered apes to breed. Our silverback, Oumbi, came to Twycross Zoo in 2009 as part of the European breeding programme of this species. But breeding this animals is not as easy as you… Read more »

Extra Special Guest Speaker for NEW Con-ZOO-vation Talk at Twycross!

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  On Thursday 4th July Dr John Lewis, renowned wildlife vet and founder of Wildlife Vets International, will be guest speaker at the first in a series of evening conservation talks to be held at Twycross Zoo in Leicestershire. The talk, ‘Heading back to Russia by Dr John Lewis’, will focus on the plight of… Read more »

Slow News Day at Twycross Zoo

Aldabra tortoise

An extension area to the giant tortoise exhibit at Twycross Zoo in Leicestershire has prompted keepers to develop a new training programme to help bring these slow moving creatures indoors.   Zoo Keeper, Ryan Berry, said: “The new extension area is a great addition to the giant tortoise exhibit. They have much more room to… Read more »

It’s Quadruplets for Zoo’s Mob of Meerkats!

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  Four meerkats pups have been born at Twycross Zoo in Leicestershire and the tiny new arrivals have already proved a huge hit with visitors! The pups were born on 11th May 2013 to mum Tallulah after an 11 week gestation period.   Whilst zoo keepers were keeping an eye out for pups after spotting… Read more »