Set in 50 acres of parkland, the zoo is home to 1000 or so animals, most of which are endangered species. Its world famous primate collection ranges from tiny Pygmy Marmosets to the impressive silverback Western Lowland Gorillas. Twycross is the only UK zoo to house 'our closest relative' - the Bonobo.
New for 2010 Himalaya Visitor Centre with large retail area, function room, exhibition space and 300 seater restaurant overlooking Himalayan themed snow leopard enclosure
- Animals galore - the world's wildlife in one day
- Sealion and Penguin feeding
- Pet's Corner, Zoo babies.
- Animal Talks
- Children's adventure playground
- Zoo shops
- Large self-service cafeteria
- Picnic areas
- Cafes, toilets and most of the animal houses are accessible to wheelchairs
- No dogs allowed
Education at TwycrossWith Twycross Zoo's Interpretation Programme, our animals become even more alive. Exciting tailor-made teaching sessions on numerous topics for all phases. Free teacher preliminary visits. Zoo Centre with 'hands on' interactivity. Programmes for adult, youth and special needs groups.
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On the A444 in Leicestershire within easy reach of the Midland counties via the motorways. Off junction 11 of the M42.
Twycross Zoo Postcode for SatNav: CV9 3PX