twy cross zoo
Twy Cross Zoo
TEL – 0844 474 1777
Burton Rd, Atherstone, Warwickshire CV9 3PX
Twycross Zoo is a medium to large zoo near Norton Juxta Twycross, Leicestershire. The zoo has the largest collections of monkeys and apes in the Western World, and in 2006 re-launched itself as “Twycross Zoo – The World Primate Centre”. The zoo attracts over 500,000 visitors a year.
Perfect family day out for kids of all ages.
Twycross Zoo cares for around 500 animals of almost 150 species, including many endangered species. Renowned as a specialist primate zoo, it is the only zoo in the UK where you can see the bonobo, and the only place with all four types of great ape: gorilla, orangutan, chimpanzee and bonobo. Twycross Zoo has one of the largest collections of gibbons in Europe, and 37% of their animal collection is classed as near threatened, vulnerable, endangered or critically endangered by the IUCN. Many of the animals at Twycross Zoo are part of conservation breeding programmes which help ensure a future for species threatened with extinction.