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.

Fauna and Flora Cao Vit Gibbon Conservation

Fauna and Flora Conservation

The Cao Vit gibbon is the 2nd rarest ape species in world, with an estimated population of around 130 animals living in one patch of forest on the China-Vietnam border. Habitat destruction for fuelwood collection and livestock grazing has driven this species to the brink of extinction.

Fauna and Flora rediscovered the species in 2002 and have since worked towards preserving them as well as other species within the area. Through promotion of alternative fuel sources and education about livestock grazing they hope to reduce the rate of deforestation. Twycross Zoo funds a 6-man community based patrol that continually monitors the forests. The 2016 survey showed the population has increased by 20% since 2007 so the actions of the project are proving to be successful.

Find out more about Fauna and Flora Cao Vit Gibbon Conservation here

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Animal Experiences

Would you like to get even closer to some of the animals at Twycross Zoo? With our range of animal experiences, you can make a great day out even more memorable. Why not give one as a gift?

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Adopt an Animal

An Animal Adoption is the perfect gift for all animal lovers. Each adoption helps support Twycross Zoo’s conservation work worldwide, as well as help care for our animals at the zoo.

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