Twycross Zoo is nestled on the border of Warwickshire and Leicestershire, a jewel in the Midland’s crown. It is an award-winning conservation charity, with a celebrated and sector leading schools programme. The zoo is a destination for the whole family to enjoy, open 364 days a year.
Twycross Zoo consists of more than 80 acres, and almost 500 animals from 100 different species. They are famous for housing a number of endangered animals and native species in the on site Nature Reserve. The zoo is World Primate Centre famous globally for having a wide variety of monkeys and apes and the UK’s only group of bonobos.
Twycross Zoo – the charity:
Twycross Zoo is a registered charity (501841) which exists to support conservation, education and research of some of the most endangered species on the planet – making a global impact for endangered animals around the world, from the very heart of the UK.
Establishing and managing sustainable populations of species is one of many ways Twycross Zoo contributes to a global effort, working collaboratively with other zoos across Europe. The aim of the European Endangered Species Programmes (EEP) is to ensure those species that are threatened with extinction in the wild have a demographically and genetically healthy population.
The Zoo is heavily involved in supporting the conservation of endangered species, which is a global effort.
- They are currently supporting a landmark conservation project in Belize to protect spider monkey populations in the wild.
- Wildtracks is an important conservation partner of the Zoo and the only organisation rehabilitating and releasing primates back into the wild in Belize.
- Through their Conservation Welfare fund, Twycross Zoo also contributes to the daily running of Lola ya Bonobo, a sanctuary in the Democratic Republic of Congo for more than 70 orphaned bonobos. Twycross also supports Friends of Bonobos’ 120,000-acre protected reserve where they have successfully rewilded more than two dozen bonobos so far.