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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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Apeing the apes: New enclosure design tool created for UK zoos

apes-2 Apeing the apes: New enclosure design tool created for UK zoos University of Birmingham scientists have developed a new way to redesign chimpanzee enclosures to translate research on wild chimpanzees into zoos to help preserve the behavioural and physiological adaptations that make the species unique. The researchers, working with Twycross Zoo and the British and…
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Dads enter free on Father’s day

BATU Orang utan Treat your Dad this Father’s Day to a special day out at Twycross Zoo. We are giving all Dads FREE entry to the zoo on Sunday 19th June!* While you’re visiting us, you can see some of our zoo Dads, like Oumbi, the Western Lowland Gorilla and his son, Lope. You can also see Batu,…
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Conservation Welfare Talk – Protecting Madagascar’s Lemurs

red ruffed lemur   Dr Christoph Schwitzer, Director of Conservation at Bristol Zoo Gardens and Secretary of the Lemur Conservation Association (AEECL), is a world-leading lemur expert. We are very excited that he is visiting Twycross Zoo to talk about the important work of AEECL in Madagascar to protect the lemurs and their habitat. The Lemur Conservation Association…
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Camping and Caravanning Club roadshow at Twycross!

Untitled Monday 30th May 2016 To celebrate National Camping and Caravanning week, the Camping and Caravanning Club are touring up and down the UK with a pop-up campsite roadshow, and are starting that tour with us at Twycross Zoo on 30th May. The Pop-Up Campsite Roadshow will be packed with free activities for all the family…
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Michaela Strachan’s Really Wild Adventures show returns!

Michaela-Strachan-with-young-visitors-enjoying-her-show-at-Twycross-Zoo-Credit_Alistair-Langham(2) Michaela Strachan’s 'Really Wild Adventures' show 30th April - 2nd May 2016 Come and see popular television presenter and personality Michaela Strachan in action with her ‘Really Wild Adventures’ show live at Twycross Zoo! She will take you on a wild journey using rhyme, music and interaction, teaching you all about animals around the world…
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Easter celebrations at Twycross zoo

Easter 2016 SPOTTHUMB Celebrate Easter with us at Twycross Zoo! Twycross Zoo in Leicestershire joins in the Spring celebrations of new life with a fun activity-packed programme that extends over three weeks and offers great prizes to be won each day. Easter festivities at the zoo begin on Saturday 19 March with the opening of the Easter Egg…
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Photography workshops at Twycross Zoo

"A captive Meerkat (Suricata suricatta) seen at Twycross Zoo. Within a meerkat pack one individual if not more will always position themselves on a perch to maintain visibility to prevent attack from predators." Ever wanted to know how to get your camera off auto and onto manual? National award winning photographer Alex Wilkinson will be running photography workshops in partnership with Twycross Zoo. Aimed at beginners, this is a fantastic way to get to grips with your camera kit, among unique and endangered animals. All workshops are tailored…
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