Twycross Zoo

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City: Twycross
Country: United Kingdom
Region: East Midlands

Opened 01.05.1963



Species 183 


Twycross is notable for having the largest collection of primate species of any zoo in the world, outside Japan. It is the only British zoo to exhibit all four species of great ape, including the UK's only group of breeding bonobos (which joined the zoo in 1992). It is also known for its large collection of chimpanzees, some of whom were featured in television adverts for PG Tips tea. Twycross Zoo also holds a diverse collection of other animals, many of them threatened species. They include the Amur leopard, the rarest big cat in the world with only 30–40 animals left in the wild. The leopards at Twycross are part of a European endangered species captive breeding programme. In December 2006, twin cubs were born, both male. Unfortunately their mother died shortly after the birth due to illness, so the cubs were hand-reared. One male has now left Twycross Zoo as part of a captive breeding programme. Also here are giraffes, Bactrian camels, Patagonian sea lions, penguins and many other mammals, birds and reptiles.

Service given


Open : minimum ¨10am-4.30pm (Closed the 25th december)

Entrace fee: Yes

For kids: Playgrounds and pettingarea

Food: The Zoo has a place where you can get a snack


Taking photos: Is allowed, if publiciesed, please mention the zoo on your homepage







Phone number  0844 474 1777
Fax number 0844 474 1888
Address: Twycross Zoo, East Midland Zoological Society, Burton Road, Atherstone, Warwickshire, CV9 3PX, United Kingdom





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I don't have any guides of this zoo.Does any body know if they made any guides? And where I can get those?



In the years 1988 and 2013 they had theire anniversarrys. Have they made any books on this occassion?
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