Monthly Archives: September 2016

Amur Leopard Cubs named

Amur Leopards Named

Thank you to everyone who took part in our Amur Leopard Cub naming competition. Thousands of you got involved and chose your favourites, and after receiving a whopping number of votes, the competition has now drawn to a close. We are happy to announce that our beautiful female Amur leopard cubs have been named, Kira… Read more »

Critically endangered gorilla born at Twycross Zoo


Twycross Zoo is celebrating the birth of a critically endangered Western lowland gorilla (Gorilla gorilla gorilla).  The baby, who has yet to be named, was born on 24 September and is the third baby for 22-year-old mother Ozala and 24-year-old father Oumbi. As well as being a joyous occasion for zoo staff and visitors, the birth is… Read more »

Twycross Zoo co-founder, Nathalie Evans passes away aged 98

1980's Ms Evans (left) and Ms Badham (right) with Twycross Zoo staff

It is with sadness that Twycross Zoo announces that Miss Nathalie Evans, co-founder of the Zoo with Miss Molly Badham, passed away peacefully in her sleep on Friday 9 September 2016 aged 98 years. Miss Evans, together with Miss Badham, devoted her life to the founding and running of Twycross Zoo from 1963, only retiring… Read more »

“Bonobo, the forgotten ape” – Join us on the 6th October for an update on their conservation status in the Congo

The Bonobos at Twycross Zoo.
Photographs: Lucy Ray/Twycross Zoo

When: Thursday 6th October @ 7pm. Where: The Windows on The Wild conference room in our Himalaya Visitor Centre. Despite being our closest living relatives, there is very little known or understood about the Bonobos compared to their sister species, the Chimpanzee. During this talk, Dr Zanna Clay, from the School of Psychology at Birmingham… Read more »

Participate in our Child Learning Study & get FREE child entry

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Twycross Zoo is please to be continuing our partnership with the University of Birmingham on studying child behaviour this month, and there are FREE child tickets up for grabs!! This month, Eva Reindl from the Cognitive Development Research Team at the School of Psychology, University of Birmingham, is conducting research at Twycross Zoo. She is… Read more »