Monthly Archives: May 2016

Twycross zoo launches new TV advert


We are thrilled to announce the airing of our 2016 TV advert ‘Get Closer!’ Filmed here at the zoo in April 2016, we were extremely lucky to experience great weather; excited children, a superb team and some very playful animals!   The advert celebrates the similarities between humans and animals, and shows just how close… Read more »

Participants needed – Child Cognitive Development Study


Twycross Zoo is committed to supporting research lead by our partner universities. This spring the Comparative Cognitive Research Team from the school of Psychology, University of Birmingham, are conducting research here at Twycross Zoo. This study is looking at social learning behavior and whether young children are able to copy good ideas from other children… Read more »

Apeing the apes: New enclosure design tool created for UK zoos


Apeing the apes: New enclosure design tool created for UK zoos University of Birmingham scientists have developed a new way to redesign chimpanzee enclosures to translate research on wild chimpanzees into zoos to help preserve the behavioural and physiological adaptations that make the species unique. The researchers, working with Twycross Zoo and the British and… Read more »

Dads enter free on Father’s day

BATU Orang utan

Treat your Dad this Father’s Day to a special day out at Twycross Zoo. We are giving all Dads FREE entry to the zoo on Sunday 19th June!* While you’re visiting us, you can see some of our zoo Dads, like Oumbi, the Western Lowland Gorilla and his son, Lope. You can also see Batu,… Read more »