Monthly Archives: January 2015

Channel 5 documentary ‘The Secrets of the Tea Chimps’ to air next week featuring unseen footage of our founders and chimps.


On Tuesday 13 January at 8pm, Channel 5 will air a one-off documentary all about the chimpanzees at Twycross Zoo who were part of the famous Brooke Bond television adverts promoting PG Tips tea bags that ran for nearly twenty years from the 1960s to 1980s. The documentary features never seen before footage of the… Read more »

Clipboards at the ready it’s time for our annual animal Census

Viki Bambury Pets Keeper Census photos credit Amy Haycock 50

On 1 January 2015, staff here at Twycross Zoo will begin an annual stocktake of all our animals. The data that we collect will be fed into a large database that is accessible by zoos from all around the world, providing vital information about animal populations. Every year zoos are required to provide an official… Read more »