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.


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 impact on global conservation. Twycross Zoo – East Midland Zoological Society, is part of this global community that contributes to conservation in many ways.

Our In-situ Conservation Fund has contributed to conservation and welfare programmes in dozens of countries around the world, supporting over 55 projects since 2006. Some of these include Ape Action Africa in Cameroon, Lola ya Bonobo in the Democratic Republic of Congo, and Borneo Nature Foundation International in Borneo.

Zoo Programmes

We 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).

Breeding Programmes

We currently have around 80 species, many of which are enrolled in conservation breeding programmes which aim to prevent extinction of endangered species that can’t survive in the wild due to loss of habitat or poaching. These programmes also support important research carried out by animal experts and educating the wider population. To find out more, explore the conservation project page or email us at

Zoo Conservation at Twycross Zoo

Our conservation programme includes a variety of elements, including breeding programmes, other environment conservation projects, wildlife research, and more. So, if you’re looking to teach your little one about animals, then book your ticket today and come visit our amazing animals. We also offer school trips for educating children on the different animal conservation elements carried out at Twycross Zoo.

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