a FAB family day out!

Twycross Zoo Burton Road, Atherstone, Warwickshire CV9 3PX www.twycrosszoo.org

Twycross Zoo was founded in 1963 by pet shop owners Molly Badham and Natalie Evans after the pair’s increasing zoological collection outgrew their three quarter acre site in Staffordshire.

The zoo is now renowned as a World Primate Centre and has a wide variety of monkeys and apes including the UK’s only group of bonobos. They have breeding groups of many endangered primate species and often have babies and toddlers playing around in their great ape groups, and in may of their monkey groups.

The zoo also holds a range of other species including Asian elephants, snow leopards, penguins, meerkats, tapir, hyena, and the worlds largest big cat, the Amur leopard.

Set in more than 80 acres, there are over 500 animals of almost 150 species to see, including many end angered animals and native species in the nature reserve. You can walk  with the ring-tailed lemurs in  their walk-through enclosure; see the troop of emperor tamarins leap above your head  in the treetop exhibit and watch the Humboldt penguins take their daily walk. The keepers present regular talks and feeds where you can learn a bit more  about some of our animals such as the  chimpanzees, Asian  elephants and South American coatis.




Let your wild side out as you explore the 80 acres home to around 500 animals, including many endangered animals. Walk with ring-tailed lemurs in their walk-through enclosure, see their troop of emperor tamarins as they leap about your head in the treetop exhibit and watch the Humboldt penguins on their daily walk. Don’t miss the keepers regular talks and feeds where you can learn more about the animals at the park, such as chimpanzees, Asian elephants and South American coatis.

Look out for the children’s holiday clubs too, a great way to keep your little ones entertained during the holidays.

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