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Lucy Ray

Twycross Zoo Burton Road Twycross Atherstone Warwickshire CV9 3PX

Come face to face with over 500 animals of almost 150 species at Twycross Zoo. Set in 88 acres Twycross Zoo is renowned as a specialist primate zoo and is the only zoo in the UK where you can see the bonobo as well as the other three types of great ape: gorilla, orang-utan and chimpanzee. The zoo also has one of the largest collections of gibbons in Europe.
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Vet nurse students at the zoo 17th Sep 2018 Twycross Zoo launches programme for Vet Nurse Students, in partnership with Nottingham Trent University.
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Celebrate Love Your Zoo Week at Twycross Zoo this May half term 24th May 2018 Follow your heart to Twycross Zoo this May half term and enjoy a fun filled day out for all the family during Love Your Zoo Week.  Meet more than…
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A home fit for CHIMP-ions at Twycross Zoo 16th Apr 2018 The countdown is on for the unveiling of Chimpanzee Eden at Twycross Zoo!
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Twycross Zoo appoints former UK Cabinet Minister as the new Chair of Trustees 6th Feb 2018 Twycross Zoo is delighted to announce former UK Cabinet Minister and Barrister Rt Hon Geoff Hoon as its new Chair of Trustees.
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Twycross Zoo welcomes new Director of Life Sciences 16th Nov 2017 Twycross Zoo is delighted to announce that Dr Matt Hartley, a veterinary and conservation specialist with over 20 years’ experience in zoos and wildlife, has joined the team in Autumn 2017 as the new Director of Life Sciences.
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Twycross Zoo welcomes Madame Butterfly 2nd Nov 2017 Twycross Zoo spent the weekend in a flutter as it welcomed the UK’s very own butterfly whisperer, six-year-old Rebecca Bailey. Rebecca’s love…
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Twycross Zoo welcomes Michie’s tufted deer into the world 8th Aug 2017 Twycross Zoo is excited to announce the birth of a male Michie’s tufted deer.
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Snow leopard twins born at Twycross Zoo 12th Jul 2017 Twycross Zoo is pleased to announce the latest additions to the zoo – twin, female snow leopard cubs, born in April 2017.
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Second Bornean orangutan born at Twycross Zoo 16th Jun 2017 Visitors at Twycross Zoo had the unique chance to witness the birth of a Critically Endangered Bornean orangutan right in front of their eyes when experienced mother Kibriah went into labour at noon on Friday 16 June.
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Twycross Zoo launches a permanent recycling scheme for mobile phones to protect great apes in the wild 6th May 2017 From Monday 5 June visitors to Twycross Zoo will be able to dispose of their old and unused mobile phones in an environmentally friendly way
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Twycross Zoo sets out to build a new chimpanzee habitat 5th Mar 2017 Work on a brand-new chimpanzee habitat has begun at Twycross Zoo in the Midlands.
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Apeing the apes: New enclosure design tool created for UK zoos 11th May 2016 Students at the University of Birmingham, in collaboration with BIAZA and Twycross Zoo, have developed a new way to redesign chimpanzee enclosures. The new tool translates research on wild chimpanzees into zoos to help preserve the behavioural and physiological adaptations that make the species unique.
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New £2m gibbon habitat opens to the public at Twycross Zoo 16th Feb 2016 Twycross Zoo in Leicestershire has opened one of the largest gibbon facilities in Europe in its most ambitious development to date, Gibbon Forest.