Twycross Zoo - Follow Your Heart

Opening Times: 10am - 6pm

Charity Heart

Twycross Zoo is a registered charity (number 501841) which exists to support conservation, education and research.

Summer of Survival

Without a successful Summer our zoo is looking ahead at a very bleak future. We need to thrive this Summer so we can survive this Winter. It’s going to take a whole community to save our zoo.

Join our fight during our Summer of Survival by making a small gesture and together we can make a huge difference.



Visit Us

A visit to our zoo is so much more than just a day out, admission from each visitor contributes to saving Twycross Zoo from extinction, cares for our 500 animals as well as supports the conservation of endangered species across the world.

Donate Online

In the heart of conservation for 57 years, if you cannot visit our zoo you can still make an online donation. Every penny makes a difference to our conservation charity.

Become a Member

From only £50, join up and become part of the Twycross Zoo family and help protect our 57 year old zoo for future generations. Don’t miss out on the exclusive perks and benefits too.

Adopt an Animal

Adopt an animal from just £35 and make your mark on conservation. When you adopt one of our animals, you will receive an adoption pack including a certificate, soft toy and more. Available to buy online and in our gift shop.


Brian Blessed OBE, Actor, Writer and Television Presenter

Dame Judi Dench, Actress 

“Twycross Zoo may soon close its gates for the last time, putting many of its animals at risk. We simply cannot let this happen!

“For almost 60 years the Zoo has meant so much for so many in so many different ways. It is home to more species of monkeys and apes than any other zoo on earth. It carries out conservation in the UK and all over the world. As one of the UK’s ‘Science Zoos’, it is important for science and education.

“After three months of closure with no income, but massive expenditure to feed and care for the animals, Twycross Zoo now faces a huge financial mountain to become viable once more.

“How ironic if a charity dedicated to combating extinction, should itself become extinct. I am asking you now to get behind the Zoo’s fundraising campaign. Please help the Zoo and its animals survive, so that children and families can enjoy it for generations to come.”


Professor Alice Roberts, Academic, writer and broadcaster