News & Updates


2016: A year of accolades and success

January 17, 2017

Twycross Zoo takes key steps to become one of UK’s leading visitor attractions Twycross Zoo has many reasons to celebrate the start of 2017 as the visitor attraction looks back on an extraordinarily successful year. The past twelve months have seen an unprecedented number of important animal births, many new developments at the 88-acre site…

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Penguin Awareness Weekend

January 9, 2017

Penguin Awareness Weekend Friday 20 – Sunday 22 January 2017, 10am – 5pm. Access to the Zoo (10am – 5pm), with added arts and crafts activities and games throughout the day (drop in/drop out activities), including.. Snowball cup game, Which penguin am I? Paper Cup Penguins, …and more… Also… Watch our penguin feeding and educational talk…

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Exclusive to members: Pop Badges

December 7, 2016

Twycross Zoo Pop Badges Available exclusively to members during various events and promotions. Whether it be our Ele-celebrations Weekend, Summer Sundown Live Music Nights or even to celebrate important days in the animal calendar such as “Endangered Species Day”. Special badges will also be available for taking part in Animal Encounters, Zoo Clubs and our Keeper for…

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Retail Therapy…..Christmas Gift Shopping

December 2, 2016

Find the perfect gift for the animal lover in your life with our amazing online shop! This Christmas take a trip online or in-store, to explore our fantastic Christmas gift range. We have taken inspiration from visitors of all ages, resulting in what can only be described as a selection of gifts and souvenirs you…

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Zoo says Goodbye to Tonzi the Asian Elephant

Tonzi the Asian elephant passes away Twycross Zoo is extremely sad to announce today (Friday 2 December) that our much loved Asian elephant Tonzi has died.   Tonzi had severe arthritis, and despite intensive veterinary care, her condition was continuing to deteriorate, impacting her quality of life and health.  All possible methods of treatment were…

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Be quick to book your Breakfast with Santa – only 10th Dec left!!!

November 5, 2016

Breakfast with Santa Breakfast with Santa has proved so popular that we only have 1 DATE LEFT TO BOOK YOUR PLACE! Date left: Saturday 10th December 2016. Join in with the Christmas magic at Twycross Zoo by having breakfast with Santa. Let our little helpers welcome you into Windows in the Wild for an extra…

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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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Howl for Halloween

October 4, 2016

Join us between 22nd October – 31st October for 10 days of spooky fun at Twycross Zoo. Get into the spirit of things by dressing up and you will be able to pay a special admission price on the gate. All adults in costume can get in for £13 and all children in costume get…

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Amur Leopard Cubs named

September 30, 2016

Thank you to everyone who took part in our Amur Leopard Cub naming competition. Thousands of you got involved and chose your favourites, and after receiving a whopping number of votes, the competition has now drawn to a close. We are happy to announce that our beautiful female Amur leopard cubs have been named, Kira…

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Critically endangered gorilla born at Twycross Zoo

September 29, 2016

Twycross Zoo is celebrating the birth of a critically endangered Western lowland gorilla (Gorilla gorilla gorilla). The baby, who has yet to be named, was born on 24 September and is the third baby for 22-year-old mother Ozala and 24-year-old father Oumbi. As well as being a joyous occasion for zoo staff and visitors, the birth is…

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