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.

The Association Européenne pour l’Etude et la Conservation des Lémuriens (AEECL)


The Association Européenne pour l’Etude et la Conservation des Lémuriens (AEECL) is a consortium of European Zoos and universities that have joined forces to carry out conservation and research projects for Madagascar’s highly endangered lemurs. AEECL are responsible for the creation of a reserve for the critically endangered blue-eyed black lemur, as well as initiating captive propagation programmes for a number of lemur species within Europe, such as the crowned and red-bellied lemurs held here at Twycross Zoo.

Twycross Zoo has been supporting this project since 2006, with our money going towards establishing the Sahamalaza National Park as well as funding education programme and providing support to communities within Sahamalaza. AEECL has recently been helping with a reforestation programme within this area covering an area of 238 hectares. The launch of this reforestation programme took place in January 2017, where approximately 800 participants reforested 2500 plants from 11 species.

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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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