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Twycross Zoo begins great ape heart disease study

Screen Shot 2016-07-22 at 17.01.55 Researchers are to look into why great apes are susceptible to heart disease while in the care of humans. A study of primates at European zoos found the condition was a "major cause" in the death of primates like gorillas and chimps. Unlike humans, experts do not believe the disease in great apes is linked…
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Director of the year award for Twycross Zoo CEO, Sharon Redrobe

S REDROBE smile 2 TZ logo Lucy Ray Twycross Zoo chief executive, Sharon Redrobe has won the Institute of Directors (IoD) West Midlands Director of the Year Award in the 'Not For Profit' category Sharon is currently at the forefront of our transformation plan, which will make Twycross one of the UK's leading visitor attractions. On receiving the award, Sharon commented, "It is…
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Summer activities for the kids at Twycross

Lesser spot-nosed monkey ZOO CLUB Join us this summer for Zoo Club! Each week is full of engaging and exciting activities themed around animals, wildlife, nature and zoos. For more information, call us on 01827 883140 or email bookings@twycrosszoo.org Zoo Club – 8-14 years – £85 per person per week/£20 per person per day 25th July – 29th July…
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Summer Sundown – Live Music Nights

summer £5 entry to the zoo after 5pm 30th July, 6th, 13th and 20th August Calling all music fans! Our Summer Sundown music nights are back again this year by popular demand, with £5 entry to the zoo after 5pm! Also, members will still qualify for free entry. Enjoy the mini music festival atmosphere in the…
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Meet the Maasai – 28th-30th June & 2nd-3rd July 2016

SAM_4031 Meet the Maasai 28th-30th June & 2nd-3rd July 2016 We are delighted to announce we will be welcoming back a group of Oloip Maasai Dancers from the Rift Valley in Kenya to Twycross Zoo this Summer. They will be performing traditional Maasai music and dances and you’ll be able to learn what life is like…
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Twycross zoo launches new TV advert

asset_thumbnail We are thrilled to announce the airing of our 2016 TV advert ‘Get Closer!’ Filmed here at the zoo in April 2016, we were extremely lucky to experience great weather; excited children, a superb team and some very playful animals!   [video width="1280" height="720" mp4="https://twycrosszoo.org/wp-content/uploads/2016/05/Advert-final.mp4"][/video] The advert celebrates the similarities between humans and animals, and…
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Participants needed – Child Cognitive Development Study

Untitled Twycross Zoo is committed to supporting research lead by our partner universities. This spring the Comparative Cognitive Research Team from the school of Psychology, University of Birmingham, are conducting research here at Twycross Zoo. This study is looking at social learning behavior and whether young children are able to copy good ideas from other children…
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