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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.

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FREE ENTRY for Armed Forces, Emergency Services and NHS Employees

OFFER ENTENDED until 16th 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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