All posts tagged: Twycross Zoo

Baby boom for endangered monkeys at Twycross

Midlands-based Twycross Zoo is celebrating the birth of two baby monkeys from critically-endangered species. The yet to be named new-borns – a black-headed spider monkey and a northern white-cheeked gibbon –  are welcome news for the conservation of each species and the successful breeding programme at the zoo. Both babies are doing very well under the […]

Sumatran tigers return to Twycross Zoo

Visitors to Twycross Zoo will be able to meet a pair of critically-endangered Sumatran tigers from this weekend as a new state of the art habitat is revealed. Female, Jahly and male Sialang, both two-years-old, arrived from separate zoo’s in France last month. Since then, the big cats have been getting used to their new […]

Twycross wallaby joeys make spring appearance

Keepers at Twycross Zoo have announced the spring arrival of two red-necked Wallaby joeys – perfect timing for the Easter holidays. Native to Australia, red-necked wallabies are marsupials, which means that they have a very short gestation (pregnancy) after which the offspring moves to the female’s pouch to continue developing. The ‘joey’ will stay in […]

A visit to Chimpanzee Eden at Twycross

Val Baynton from the Discover Animals team was invited to the official launch of Chimpanzee Eden at Twycross Zoo last month, and tells us more about her visit here. The first five years of a 25-year plan, which will see £55million invested in improving the infrastructure at Twycross Zoo in Leicestershire, has been completed with […]

Penguin & marine awareness at Twycross

Twycross Zoo in Leicestershire will be celebrating Penguin Awareness Weekend (Saturday 20 and Sunday 21 January) by offering discounted entry to all those dressed in black and white, just like their waddle of Humboldt penguins. The zoo will also be asking visitors to join their #TZPenguinPledge and only eat sustainable fish for one whole month, […]

Twycross elephants set for Blackpool move

Twycross Zoo in Leicestershire is getting ready to transfer its all-female herd of Asian elephants to Blackpool Zoo.  The move will allow the animals to breed which will help ensure the long-term survival of this endangered species. Blackpool Zoo will become the new home to Twycross elephants Minbu, Tara, Noorjahan and Esha, in spring 2018. The […]

New baby orangutan for Twycross Zoo

Twycross Zoo in East Midlands celebrated the birth a critically endangered Bornean orangutan this month, the second baby to arrive at the zoo this year. Born to experienced mother Kibriah, who celebrated her 40th birthday in January, the new baby made an appearance at noon on 16th June, much to the surprise of visitors to […]

Where to take dad for free this weekend

Go wild this weekend and treat your dad to a day out to see wildlife on Father’s Day. What’s more, dads can enjoy completely free entry at all the following attractions;. Visit Longleat Safari Park in Wiltshire this weekend and dads get free entry on both Saturday 17th and Sunday 18th June when accompanied by a […]

New monkey arrivals for Twycross Zoo

If you hope to see some baby monkeys over the half term break a visit to Twycross Zoo in the Midlands would make the perfect day out. There are four new babies to visit at the zoo, including the critically endangered black-headed spider monkey, a bright orange dusky langur and a pair of the world’s […]

Endangered Species Weekend at Twycross Zoo

Twycross Zoo in the Midlands will be putting its rarest animals in the spotlight from Friday as part of Endangered Species Weekend, which runs worldwide from 19-21 May. Over the course of the three days, the zoo’s Education Rangers will give a number of talks about the importance of protecting endangered species and animals under […]

First golden gibbon of the year for Twycross

Twycross Zoo, Leicestershire, has welcomed the birth of a baby white-cheeked golden gibbon, the first of the year in Europe. The new arrival, who is yet to be named, is the fifth offspring to mother Kampuchea, originally from Oregon Zoo, and father Earl, who was moved to Twycross from Mulhouse Zoo in France. Northern white-cheeked gibbons are […]

Twycross Zoo takes key steps to become one of UK’s leading visitor attractions

Twycross Zoo in Leicestershire has many reasons to celebrate the start of 2017 as the visitor attraction looks back on a successful year. The past 12 months have seen an unprecedented number of important animal births, many new developments at the 88-acre site in rural Leicestershire and numerous awards, all crowned with a record number of visitors, […]

Twycross monkey additions

Visitors to Twycross Zoo in Leicestershire can now see two endangered François langur babies, born less than four weeks apart between October and November. The new-born monkeys, easily recognisable by their bright orange fur, are the fourth and fifth François langurs bred at Twycross Zoo. Including this pair, there were only six babies born in Europe […]

New £2m gibbon habitat is now open at Twycross Zoo

Twycross Zoo in Leicestershire has officially opened one of the largest gibbon facilities in Europe in its most ambitious development to date, Gibbon Forest. Covering about 4,000 square metres (nearly an acre), Gibbon Forest is ten times larger than the primates’ previous enclosure and is specially designed to replicate the natural forest environment of gibbons as […]

Celebrate Christmas at Twycross Zoo

In the advent of Christmas, there are ample opportunities for festive family entertainment at Twycross Zoo in Leicestershire, which is hosting a variety of activities, special events and Yuletide offers. From the chance to meet Santa to a festive Sunday lunch, children as well as adults can enjoy the seasonal programme right up until Christmas […]

‘Inside Twycross Zoo’ video series

Ever wondered what it’s like to work at one of the UK’s biggest zoos? Interested in wildlife, conservation, animals, science and education? Twycross Zoo is releasing a six-part series of behind-the-scenes videos on its website, inviting audiences to view some of the 500 animals in its care, and the people that keep the zoo running […]