New this summer!

There’s lots of new things to see at Twycross Zoo this summer, like our new baby elephant Esha and other new zoo babies, including two recently born critically endangered red-ruffed lemur; newly arrived zebra and nyala in our updated African Plains exhibit; a wonderful tropical butterfly forest walkthrough experience; and a  fun adventure playground for the kids –  plus lots, lots more!



Our two year old Amur leopard Kristen recently gave birth to two beautiful cubs. Amur leopards are the rarest big cat on earth so the arrival of these cubs represents a significant step forward in ensuring the survival of this species  See if you can ‘spot’ these two bundles of cuteness in our leopard enclosure.



Our elephants now have access to their grass paddock for the first time this year – and we have built a new raised walkway and viewing platform so you can enjoy watching them! The walkway now goes all the way from the entrance to Uda Walawe to the Borneo Longhouse.




Buket_and_spade_on_Killahoey_Strand_-_geograph org uk_-_1426946 (2)THE BEACH!

From June 28th we will have our very own mini beach here at Twycross Zoo, perfect for some fun on a hot summer’s day. So grab and bucket and spade and go wild! Our popular wet play will also be running alongside the beach so don’t forget swimwear and a towel!




Baby Elephant Esha BABY ELEPHANT

Three months old and unbelievably cute…that’s right it’s our new baby elephant Esha! Come and see Esha and the rest of our Asian elephants this summer. Take a walk down Uda Walawe to the viewing platform for that special photo of Esha whilst she is still so tiny – she will be fully grown before you know it!



Get up close and personal with dazzlingly beautiful butterflies in our new tropical Butterfly Forest walkthrough exhibit. Marvel as you take the scenic path around the huge walkthrough, gaining an insight into fascinating life cycle of the butterfly from egg to pupae, and then caterpillar to butterfly as you go.



Red-ruffed lemur babies ZOO BABIES

There’s been a baby boom at Twycross recently! We’ve got new baby meerkats, red-ruffed lemurs, capybara, prairie dogs and bush dogs! Not to mention our other little ones – there’s infant spider monkey Nina, Fry the De Brazza’s monkey and Storm the agile gibbon!





White with black stripes, or black with white stripes? You decide! For a little taste of the savannah visit our four new Chapman’s zebra in the updated African Plains exhibit.





Say hello to the latest addition to Twycross Zoo; Patti, Asia and Amira the Nyala who recently joined our zebra in the African Plains exhibit.







Treat your child to a birthday party they will never forget in our brand new ‘Birthday Den’ – the ideal location for an exciting and unique child’s birthday party. Please call our Guest Services team on 0844 474 1777 for more information (parties for groups under 5 and groups over 5 available).





Let your little monkeys loose outdoors on our brand new adventure playground. With swings, slides and plenty to clamber on this is the perfect way to tire out the little ones whilst you have a well-deserved rest!



Opening Times: 10am - 5pm