Monthly Archives: September 2014

Emperor tamarin twins born at Twycross Zoo!

Tamarin baby

We are delighted to announce the birth of two baby Emperor tamarins who were born in the early hours of Wednesday 3 September. Visitors can now see the babies exploring their surroundings in our World of Small Monkeys exhibit, while staying close to mum Mathilda and dad Moe. Emperor tamarins, which are very small monkey,… Read more »

Twycross Zoo media statement on primates as pets

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Media briefing – Primates should not be kept as pets Primates are social animals, with complex behavioural, environmental and nutritional requirements that cannot be met within a domestic home. Primates need to live with their kind, in a complex multi-dimensional environment which allows them to express natural behavioural repertoire and to fully develop their social… Read more »