Posts Categorized: News

Twycross Zoo Update

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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

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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 »

Gibbons at Twycross Zoo celebrate first year in new home

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Press Release Release date: 15 February 2017 Gibbons at Twycross Zoo celebrate first year in new home Twycross Zoo in Leicestershire is celebrating the first anniversary since their opening of Gibbon Forest, an innovative habitat for its wide collection of gibbons. Swinging further and faster than ever before, the zoo’s gibbons certainly enjoy their new… Read more »

February Half Term Fun at Twycross Zoo

Fun this Half-Term at Twycross Zoo

February brings half-term fun for the young ones and discounted Valentine’s Day tickets for lovers   Twycross Zoo is guaranteed to keep children busy during school half-term holidays and offer a unique access to animals and keepers as part of its popular Zoo Club. Children will have the opportunity to experience a variety of activities,… Read more »

2016: A year of accolades and success

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Twycross Zoo takes key steps to become one of UK’s leading visitor attractions Twycross Zoo has many reasons to celebrate the start of 2017 as the visitor attraction looks back on an extraordinarily successful year. The past twelve months have seen an unprecedented number of important animal births, many new developments at the 88-acre site… Read more »

Penguin Awareness Weekend


Penguin Awareness Weekend Friday 20 – Sunday 22 January 2017, 10am – 5pm. Access to the Zoo (10am – 5pm), with added arts and crafts activities and games throughout the day (drop in/drop out activities), including.. Snowball cup game, Which penguin am I? Paper Cup Penguins, …and more… Also… Watch our penguin feeding and educational talk… Read more »