Monthly Archives: October 2014

Twycross keeper achieves highest diploma marks in the country

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One of our zoo keepers has received a special award for achieving the highest marks in the country for her Diploma in the Management of Zoo and Aquarium Animals (DMZAA). Sophie Cooper came top of her class of 69 fellow students completing the course that is run by Sparsholt College in Hampshire. The DMZAA is… Read more »

Twycross Zoo veterinarians probe ape heart disease

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As part of an international research project into ape heart disease, vets here at Twycross Zoo are the first to have recorded an electrocardiogram (ECG) trace in a chimpanzee without the need for general anaesthesia. All four species of great ape, which includes chimpanzees, are endangered in the wild and cardiac disease among captive populations… Read more »