Monthly Archives: January 2014

TV Chimps and Twycross 50 years on


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… Read more »

Lady Gretton Visit

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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,… Read more »

Twycross Takes Stock of Animals in Annual Census

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  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… Read more »