News & Updates


Twycross Zoo co-founder, Nathalie Evans passes away aged 98

September 22, 2016

It is with sadness that Twycross Zoo announces that Miss Nathalie Evans, co-founder of the Zoo with Miss Molly Badham, passed away peacefully in her sleep on Friday 9 September 2016 aged 98 years. Miss Evans, together with Miss Badham, devoted her life to the founding and running of Twycross Zoo from 1963, only retiring…

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Participate in our Child Learning Study & get FREE child entry

September 1, 2016

Twycross Zoo is please to be continuing our partnership with the University of Birmingham on studying child behaviour this month, and there are FREE child tickets up for grabs!! This month, Eva Reindl from the Cognitive Development Research Team at the School of Psychology, University of Birmingham, is conducting research at Twycross Zoo. She is…

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Join us to celebrate World Elephant Day

August 12, 2016

World Elephant Day Elephant Celebrations will be taking place at Twycross Zoo between the 12th – 14th August Join us in the Elephant classroom down ‘Elephant Creek’ to help us celebrate this weekend! Activities including hand-print Elephants and enrichment making for the Elephants 11am – 3pm. Complete the trail on the back of this leaflet…

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Derby and Nottingham Residents – Summer Bus service to Twycross Zoo

August 6, 2016

A summer bus service which makes it possible for people to reach the Zoo by public transport from Derby and Nottingham has commenced. The X60 service delivered by operator notts+derby will run every Tuesday and Thursday until the 1st September, with the bus leaving Derby Bus Station at 9.25am and returning back at 6.10pm in…

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Twycross Zoo delighted to announce the birth of rare Amur leopard cubs

August 3, 2016

Twycross Zoo are absolutely delighted to announce the birth of two of the world’s rarest big cats – the Amur leopard. The cubs are the second pair of babies born to their parents and their birth marks another milestone for us in our efforts to save the species from extinction. The cats, who are native…

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Rare Diana monkey born at Twycross Zoo after 29 years

July 29, 2016

A Diana monkey has been born in the UK for the first time in five years. The three-month-old, who is yet to be named or have its sex confirmed, was born to first-time parents at Twycross Zoo. Charlotte MacDonald said the zoo was “really excited” about the birth as it was the first in 29 years…

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