Twycross Zoo - Follow Your Heart

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Twycross Zoo awarded with WAZA Nature Connect Grant

Running in parallel with Ape Action Africa, Twycross Zoo has been running a unique five week programme for local families called TZ Family Tree; together we grow.

Families committed to attending every Sunday for five weeks and had the opportunity to discover nature together. Each themed week explored the importance of nature and most importantly, how to encourage native wildlife at home, how to make environmentally-friendly consumer choices, and how we can all work together to save some of the world’s most endangered and at risk animals.

TZ Family Tree participants transformed an area to the side of Twycross Zoo’s Study Centre, which has now been coined as the ‘Nature Nook’ into a native wildlife haven, complete with bird houses, a log pile, a bug hotel and plenty of tasty herbs and flowers for minibeasts.

Activities: How can you help?

Our native animals have been losing their natural habitat. Woodlands, hedgerows, fields, marshes and ponds have been destroyed to make way for roads, houses, factories and an ever expanding human population. This is having a negative impact on our native wildlife which are pushed to the very fringes of survival.

But there is hope.

There are over a million acres of private gardens in Britain, as well as the acres of land belonging to schools, colleges and businesses. Any garden, whether big or small, urban or rural, can be made into a nature haven for our wildlife.

Click the links below to find some simple and fun ideas of what you can do to help support native wildlife.

Don’t forget to show us your designs and share photos using #TZFamilyTrees on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter – we’ll post them in our photo gallery below!

Photo Gallery

Our partners at Ape Action Africa, Cameroon, working towards their joint project to rebuild a forest.

Our partners at Ape Action Africa, Cameroon, working towards their joint project to rebuild a forest.


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  • 364 days of FREE Twycross Zoo entry (excludes Christmas Day)
  • 10% OFF Twycross Zoo entry for accompanying friends and family
  • FREE or discounts on Twycross Zoo events
  • Discounts on Safari Cars
  • FREE* access or discounts on indoor soft play
  • 10% discount in the Twycross Zoo Gift Shop
  • FREE entry to partner zoos across the UK and Ireland per Membership year

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