Monthly Archives: August 2013

Zoological Director Takes on 10k Challenge for Ape Charity!


  On 26th October 2013 the Zoological Director of Twycross Zoo, Sharon Redrobe, will lace up her running shoes to complete the Bristol 10k to help raise funds for a new veterinary clinic at Ape Action Africa (AAA), an ape sanctuary in Cameroon. Also a vet advisor and trustee of AAA, in February 2013 Sharon flew to… Read more »

World Orang Utan Day 2013

Gillian Day Orang Baby July 2nd 2013 (11)

  World Orang utan Day at Twycross Zoo!   Here at Twycross Zoo we have cared for orang utans since we opened in 1963 and we successfully contribute to the European Breeding Programme of the critically endangered species, with 21 of the apes being born at the zoo over past 50 years – the latest… Read more »

Snow Leopards Born at Twycross!

Gillian Day Snow Leopard Cub Low Res

  Twycross Zoo is extremely pleased to announce the birth of two endangered snow leopard cubs! The boisterous brothers, yet to be named, are now on full view to the public. The cubs entered the world on the morning of Wednesday 1st May and have since been settling into their new surroundings in an off-show… Read more »

Twycross Zoo partners with catering specialists


  Leicestershire based visitor attraction, Twycross Zoo, is pleased to announce a new partnership with catering specialists Lindley Heritage, a division of The Lindley Group. Lindley will steer the catering and hospitality offer in order to further develop and enhance the service for the approximately 500,000 annual zoo visitors.   Mary-Lorraine Hughes, Acting CEO, commented:… Read more »

Zoo Curator Returns from Gibbon TAG Meeting


  Twycross Zoo’s Curator of Life Sciences, Dr Charlotte Macdonald, recently took a short break from her role to step into her second pair of shoes as Vice-Chair of the Gibbon Taxon Advisory Group (TAG). Held at the European Association of Zoo’s and Aquaria (EAZA) head office at Aritis Zoo, Amsterdam, the two day meeting… Read more »