Visit Twycross Zoo this May half term for a host of exciting activities as the award-winning conservation charity celebrates ‘Love Your Zoo Week’.
This nationwide event organised by the British and Irish Association of Zoos and Aquariums (BIAZA), is the perfect opportunity for people to show their support for the hard work, dedication and care undertaken every day by the team at Twycross Zoo.
From 26th May to 3rd June families can enjoy an action-packed programme, including a Heart Trail, where visitors scour the 80-acre site in search of hidden hearts in a bid to win prizes!
As well as special conservation talks, the Leicestershire-based zoo will host its popular Keeper Talks, where visitors can meet the Twycross conservation experts and learn all about the animals in their care. The jam-packed calendar of daily talks will cover all sorts of species, great and small, and include everything from lemurs to zebras.
As members of BIAZA, Twycross Zoo is home to over 500 animals of 130 different species from all around the world, many of which are enrolled in conservation breeding programmes. As the only place in the UK where you can see all four great apes – chimpanzees, orang utans, gorillas and bonobos, the zoo is also a member of the European Association of Zoos and Aquaria (EAZA) and The Great Ape Survival Partnership (GRASP).
Open from 10am to 6pm, 364 days a year, whatever the weather, there is something for everyone at Twycross Zoo. Visitors to the impressive 80-acre site can get up close and learn all about the animals in their indoor and outdoor enclosures including the state of the art Gibbon Forest and Giraffe Savanna.
There is so much to see on a family day out, walk the Wetlands area, marvel at the winged wonders of the Butterfly Farm, meet the meerkats, pop and see the penguins, and let your little ones splash around in the Wet and Wild play area, whilst Mum and Dad have a good rest.
Explore the Himalaya Centre, which is open until 9pm on Fridays with its warm and inviting coffee shop, super soft play and newly refurbished, fully licensed restaurant, with breath-taking views overlooking the snow leopard enclosure.
Twycross Zoo Conservation initiative contributes to conservation in the wild since 2006 and has supported over 55 conservation and welfare projects from many different countries around the world, including Ape Action Africa in Cameroon, Lola Ya Bonobo in the Democratic Republic of the Congo and the Cao Vit Conservation Programme in Vietnam.
Centrally located in the heart of England, Twycross Zoo is just off junction 11 of the M42. For more information and to book tickets, visit twycrosszoo.org or call 0844 474 1777.