HOW YOU CAN HELP...
Any donation big or small is very welcome. It costs over half a million pounds per month to keep Twycross Zoo running at a minimum and we need your help to ensure that the great work we do can continue into the future.
Text SURVIVAL to 70085 to donate £5
Text SURVIVAL10 to 70085 to donate £10
Text SURVIVAL15 to 70085 to donate £15
Text SURVIVAL20 to 70085 to donate £20
We care about conservation, our 500 animals and our 57-year old zoo. When you join as a Twycross Zoo Member you will help to preserve some of the world’s most endangered species for future generations. What a difference a year can make.
Set yourself a wacky challenge, complete a marathon, do a sponsored sing song or hold a virtual quiz night. Set up your own fundraising page and your funds will help save our zoo.
ADOPT AN ANIMAL
When you adopt an animal you are helping to looking after our 500 animals as well as protecting endangered species across the world. A perfect as a gift for a loved one, choose from Amur leopard, Snow leopard, tiger, chimpanzee, flamingo, giraffe, zebra, gorilla, lemur, meerkat, orang utan, penguin and rhino!
We are looking for local businesses to support our 57-year old zoo during these uncertain times as we face our own extinction crisis. From simple donations, to adoptions to sponsorship of habitats, there are a number of ways we can get your business involved in saving our zoo. We’d love to hear from you, please get in touch today.
Twycross Zoo’s CEO, Dr Sharon Redrobe OBE said:
“Unfortunately Twycross Zoo is still not eligible to access the Zoo Animals Fund, as it seems that the fund has been put in place to assist the closure of small zoos or to tide over zoos that can run with only 12 weeks funds left in the bank.
“Large zoos and charities cannot work like this and shouldn’t be expected to when they are caring for hundreds or even thousands of animals, many of whom are classed as endangered or critically-endangered species.
“Twycross Zoo continues to call on our communities to support us in our Summer of Survival so we can thrive this summer and survive the quieter winter months, by visiting, buying memberships & adoptions or fundraising.
“Thanks to the generosity of our supporters and visitors so far, they are helping us get through this crisis one step at a time. We hope with our current income and loans that our 57-year zoo survives this winter through to next season and to assist this we’ve sadly had to restructure our organisation, pause all improvements to the visitor experience and put a halt on developing our animal habitats. In the mean time we hope that the Government urgently reconsiders the criteria of the Zoo Animals Fund and protects the future of the large zoos that play the biggest role in conservation.”
SUPPORT SHARON & THE TWYCROSS ZOO TEAM
PLEDGES OF SUPPORT
Brian Blessed OBE, Actor, Writer and Television Presenter
Dame Judi Dench, Actress
“Twycross Zoo may soon close its gates for the last time, putting many of its animals at risk. We simply cannot let this happen!
“For almost 60 years the Zoo has meant so much for so many in so many different ways. It is home to more species of monkeys and apes than any other zoo on earth. It carries out conservation in the UK and all over the world. As one of the UK’s ‘Science Zoos’, it is important for science and education.
“After three months of closure with no income, but massive expenditure to feed and care for the animals, Twycross Zoo now faces a huge financial mountain to become viable once more.
“How ironic if a charity dedicated to combating extinction, should itself become extinct. I am asking you now to get behind the Zoo’s fundraising campaign. Please help the Zoo and its animals survive, so that children and families can enjoy it for generations to come.”
Professor Alice Roberts, Academic, writer and broadcaster