Posts Categorized: News

Guy the Gorilla sculpture donated to Twycross Zoo

Guy the Gorilla sculpture donated to Twycross Zoo Twycross Zoo is honoured to have recently received a gift in the shape of Guy the Gorilla’s bust, sculpted and donated by the late Mr Sydney James Parker. Mr Parker was a skilled pattern worker from Bedworth, who sculptured the bust from glass-fibre after receiving the dimensions… Read more »

Snow leopard twins born


Snow leopard twins born at Twycross Zoo We’re pleased to announce the latest additions to the Zoo – twin, female snow leopard cubs, born in April 2017. This is the third pair for mum Irma and dad Suou. The cubs and their mother Irma spent their first months together in a den off-show to settle into… Read more »

Second Bornean Orangutan Born at Twycross Zoo

© Twycross Zoo - Kibra's Baby Orangutan born 16th June 2017 for web site

Second Bornean Orangutan Born at Twycross Zoo  Visitors at Twycross Zoo had the unique chance to witness the birth of a critically endangered Bornean orangutan right in front of their eyes when experienced mother Kibriah went into labour at noon on Friday 16 June. This is the second orangutan baby born at the zoo as… Read more »

Twycross Zoo – Mobile Phone Recycling Scheme


Twycross Zoo launches a permanent recycling scheme for mobile phones to protect great apes in the wild Recycle your unused mobile phones to celebrate World Environment Day: 5th June 2017 From Monday 5 June visitors to Twycross Zoo will be able to dispose of their old and unused mobile phones in an environmentally friendly way… Read more »

Twycross Zoo Tragic Chimp Deaths

Twycross Zoo 2

Following media reports of chimp deaths at Twycross Zoo in 2015 and other queries – a note from the Zoo… We wish to make a full statement for the benefit of all supporters of Twycross Zoo, so that you hear the full facts from us directly and do not have to rely on media reports… Read more »

New Chimpanzee Habitat

L-R:  Chair of Trustees Doug Keep,  CEO of Twycross Zoo Sharon Redrobe and Adrian Grocock from Bowman and Kirkland, mark the start of the work at the site of the new chimpanzee enclosure at Twycross Zoo.
Photos: Lucy Ray

Twycross Zoo sets out to build a new chimpanzee habitat Work on a brand-new chimpanzee habitat has begun at Twycross Zoo in the Midlands. The zoo’s iconic species will move into a large immersive habitat that encourages natural behaviours, while visitors can look forward to a more engaging way of watching and learning about chimpanzees…. Read more »

Critically endangered gibbon born

A White-cheeked gibbon with her baby, at Twycross Zoo, Warwickshire. The first baby to be born in Gibbon Forest.
Photos: Lucy Ray

Critically endangered northern white-cheeked gibbon is born at Twycross Zoo The world renowned primate centre Twycross Zoo in the East Midlands is delighted to announce the birth of a northern white-cheeked gibbon (Nomascus leucogenys), which was born at the zoo on Tuesday 18 April 2017, and is the first infant northern white-cheeked gibbon to be… Read more »

New Baby Orangutan

Twycross Zoo Orangutan Baby born 27th March 2017 - pic by steve weaver thumbn - Copy

Twycross Zoo celebrates the birth of critically endangered Bornean orangutan  Twycross Zoo is excited to welcome into the world a critically-endangered Bornean orangutan baby, third offspring to father Batu and mother Maliku. The new arrival is the first great ape baby to be born at the Leicestershire visitor attraction this year and an important part… Read more »

Twycross Zoo CEO named Inspirational Woman of the Year

Sharon Redrobe - Twycross Zoo CEO named Inspirational Woman of the Year 2017

Twycross Zoo CEO named Inspirational Woman of the Year The 20th East Midlands Chamber Enterprising Women Awards on Friday 3 March have conferred a special accolade on Dr Sharon Redrobe, CEO of Twycross Zoo, who has been recognised among the most successful business women in Derbyshire, Leicestershire and Nottinghamshire as she was named the Inspirational… Read more »

New Home for Elephants


Elephants on the Move… Following a comprehensive review, Twycross Zoo has announced today (1st March 2017) that it will find a new home for its all-female herd of Asian elephants, which will allow the animals to breed and help ensure the long-term survival of this endangered species. Twycross Zoo is working in conjunction with European… Read more »