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Second Bornean Orangutan Born at Twycross Zoo

June 22, 2017

Second Bornean Orangutan Born at Twycross Zoo  Visitors at Twycross Zoo had the unique chance to witness the birth of a critically endangered Bornean orangutan right in front of their eyes when experienced mother Kibriah went into labour at noon on Friday 16 June. This is the second orangutan baby born at the zoo as…

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Twycross Zoo – Mobile Phone Recycling Scheme

June 5, 2017

Twycross Zoo launches a permanent recycling scheme for mobile phones to protect great apes in the wild Recycle your unused mobile phones to celebrate World Environment Day: 5th June 2017 From Monday 5 June visitors to Twycross Zoo will be able to dispose of their old and unused mobile phones in an environmentally friendly way…

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New Chimpanzee Habitat

May 3, 2017

Twycross Zoo sets out to build a new chimpanzee habitat Work on a brand-new chimpanzee habitat has begun at Twycross Zoo in the Midlands. The zoo’s iconic species will move into a large immersive habitat that encourages natural behaviours, while visitors can look forward to a more engaging way of watching and learning about chimpanzees….

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New Baby Orangutan

March 30, 2017

Twycross Zoo celebrates the birth of critically endangered Bornean orangutan Twycross Zoo is excited to welcome into the world a critically-endangered Bornean orangutan baby, third offspring to father Batu and mother Maliku. The new arrival is the first great ape baby to be born at the Leicestershire visitor attraction this year and an important part…

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Twycross Zoo CEO named Inspirational Woman of the Year

March 10, 2017

Twycross Zoo CEO named Inspirational Woman of the Year The 20th East Midlands Chamber Enterprising Women Awards on Friday 3 March have conferred a special accolade on Dr Sharon Redrobe, CEO of Twycross Zoo, who has been recognised among the most successful business women in Derbyshire, Leicestershire and Nottinghamshire as she was named the Inspirational…

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New Home for Elephants

March 1, 2017

Elephants on the Move… Following a comprehensive review, Twycross Zoo has announced today (1st March 2017) that it will find a new home for its all-female herd of Asian elephants, which will allow the animals to breed and help ensure the long-term survival of this endangered species. Twycross Zoo is working in conjunction with European…

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Gibbons at Twycross Zoo celebrate first year in new home

February 15, 2017

Press Release Release date: 15 February 2017 Gibbons at Twycross Zoo celebrate first year in new home Twycross Zoo in Leicestershire is celebrating the first anniversary since their opening of Gibbon Forest, an innovative habitat for its wide collection of gibbons. Swinging further and faster than ever before, the zoo’s gibbons certainly enjoy their new…

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Fun this Half-Term at Twycross Zoo

February Half Term Fun at Twycross Zoo

February 6, 2017

February brings half-term fun for the young ones and discounted Valentine’s Day tickets for lovers   Twycross Zoo is guaranteed to keep children busy during school half-term holidays and offer a unique access to animals and keepers as part of its popular Zoo Club. Children will have the opportunity to experience a variety of activities,…

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Half Term Fun: Zoo Club – Feb 2017

October 5, 2016

Zoo Club – February Half Term 2017 Keep the kids busy this half term… Each week we have handfuls of engaging and exciting activities planned, all themed around animals, wildlife, nature and zoos for your children to get involved in, and so they can find out more about the amazing and endangered animals here at Twycross…

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Twycross Zoo Tragic Chimp Deaths

May 19, 2017

Following media reports of chimp deaths at Twycross Zoo in 2015 and other queries – a note from the Zoo… We wish to make a full statement for the benefit of all supporters of Twycross Zoo, so that you hear the full facts from us directly and do not have to rely on media reports…

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Critically endangered gibbon born

April 26, 2017

Critically endangered northern white-cheeked gibbon is born at Twycross Zoo The world renowned primate centre Twycross Zoo in the East Midlands is delighted to announce the birth of a northern white-cheeked gibbon (Nomascus leucogenys), which was born at the zoo on Tuesday 18 April 2017, and is the first infant northern white-cheeked gibbon to be…

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