Twycross Zoo - Follow Your Heart

Opening Times: 10am - 5pm


Gorilla at Twycross

We unfortunately live in a world where many species of both plants and animals are on the brink of extinction. Zoos form a global community that works together to maximise their impact on global conservation. At Twycross Zoo – East Midland Zoological Society, as part of this global community, we contribute to conservation in many ways.

We currently have around 150 species, many of which are enrolled in conservation breeding programmes.

Twycross Zoo Conservation initiative contributes to conservation in the wild since 2006 and has supported over 55 conservation and welfare projects from many different countries around the world, including Ape Action Africa in Cameroon, Lola Ya Bonobo in the Democratic Republic of the Congo and the Cao Vit Conservation Programme in Vietnam.

We also support field projects through our expertise in the health and welfare of animals and by raising public awareness of their plight in the wild. We breed a wide range of endangered species and are members of European and international organisations, including British and Irish Association of Zoos and Aquariums (BIAZA), the European Association of Zoos and Aquaria (EAZA) and The Great Ape Survival Partnership (GRASP).

To find out more, explore the conservation section of our website or email us at

Conservation in Action

Twycross Zoo Lemur Walkthrough

Here at Twycross Zoo we aim to not only show our visitors and the wider community how they can help conserve habitats and animals, but we also strive to achieve this in our actions.

To find out about our current campaigns, follow the links below.

Mobile Phone Recycling for Forests in AfricaConservation In ActionConservation ProjectsSustainable Palm OilPalm Oil PolicySustainable FishResearch at Twycross ZooWAZA Nature Connect Grant

FREE ENTRY for Armed Forces, Emergency Services and NHS Employees

From 1st-12th December 2018, we’re acknowledging all the dedicated, hard work of our country’s Armed Forces, Emergency Services and NHS employees over the upcoming busy Christmas period.

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The Great Brick Safari | NOW OPEN

OPEN NOW – 7th January 2019

Over 70 life-sized LEGO® brick animals and lots of suprizes – don’t miss out!

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Christmas at Twycross Zoo!

More than just the usual 2-minute Santa visit!

See Santa throughout your Christmas day out at Twycross Zoo, on selected dates in November and December.

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