Twycross Zoo - Follow Your Heart

Opening Times: 10am - 6pm

Charity Heart

Twycross Zoo is a registered charity (number 501841) which exists to support conservation, education and research.

Our Conservation

Gorilla at Twycross

Unfortunately, we live in a world where many species of both plants and animals are on the brink of extinction. Zoos form a global community that work 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.

The Twycross Zoo Conservation Initiative has contributed to conservation and welfare programmes that support animals in the wild since 2006, supporting over 55 projects in dozens of countries around the world. Some of these include 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 the Wildlife in AfricaConservation In ActionConservation ProjectsSustainable Palm OilPalm Oil PolicySustainable FishResearch at Twycross ZooWAZA Nature Connect Grant