There has never been a more exciting or critical time for us to deliver our vision of educating and inspiring people to care about and save the other species with which we share our planet.
Over the last decade we have proven that our organisation, based in the heart of the UK, can be a leading voice in conservation, science and education. Already recognised globally as the ‘World Primate Centre’, and as one of the only Zoos in the world to house all 4 great apes, the foundations have been laid. Now we want to widen this through continuing our masterplan and becoming a recognised ‘European Centre of Excellence’ that makes a significant contribution to the global conservation of animals.
Over the last 6 years we have made significant progress in our master plan but now we are looking to take our work to the next level and propel our zoo, region and nation to be at the heart of leading edge conservation.
Founded in 1963 by Molly Badham and Nathalie Evans. Once famous for training chimpanzees for chimps tea parties and TV adverts the ladies later became regarded as world experts in primate care and breeding as a charity since 1972. Twycross Zoo has since modernised into a conservation organisation retaining a focus on Great Apes.
To educate and inspire people to care about, and therefore save, the other species with which we share our planet.
To become a recognised “Centre of Excellence” that makes a significant contribution to the welfare and conservation of animals, especially primates, as a conservation charity and zoo.
This 3,365sqm purpose built centre located adjacent to Twycross Zoo will offer researchers, from around the world, the opportunity to study the 4 Great Apes, plus over 100 endangered species, in naturalistic complex environments whilst supporting conservationists and scientists with a world class facility when they need it the most to be able to impact our global crisis!