Monthly Archives: July 2016

Rare Diana monkey born at Twycross Zoo after 29 years


A Diana monkey has been born in the UK for the first time in five years. The three-month-old, who is yet to be named or have its sex confirmed, was born to first-time parents at Twycross Zoo. Charlotte MacDonald said the zoo was “really excited” about the birth as it was the first in 29 years… Read more »

Twycross Zoo begins great ape heart disease study

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Researchers are to look into why great apes are susceptible to heart disease while in the care of humans. A study of primates at European zoos found the condition was a “major cause” in the death of primates like gorillas and chimps. Unlike humans, experts do not believe the disease in great apes is linked… Read more »

Twycross and Natwest collaborating to make the Zoo one of the UK’s leading attractions


Twycross Zoo CEO Sharon Redrobe guided Alison Rose, CEO of NatWest’s Commercial & Private Bank, on a tour of recent developments at the zoo. Some of these developments have been funded by a loan from NatWest. Dr Redrobe is currently spearheading Twycross Zoo’s ambitious £55 million Masterplan, which will transform the 88-acre site in rural… Read more »

Director of the year award for Twycross Zoo CEO, Sharon Redrobe

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Twycross Zoo chief executive, Sharon Redrobe has won the Institute of Directors (IoD) West Midlands Director of the Year Award in the ‘Not For Profit’ category Sharon is currently at the forefront of our transformation plan, which will make Twycross one of the UK’s leading visitor attractions. On receiving the award, Sharon commented, “It is… Read more »

Red heads go free on August 19th to celebrate World Orangutan Day!

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Red hair is rare – and so are our Orangutans! In honour of our red haired ape friends, and to coincide with World Orangutan Day we are letting everyone who has red hair into Twycross Zoo FREE on Friday 19th August. World Orangutan Day is celebrated internationally and aims to highlight the beauty of the… Read more »