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Meet Twycross Zoo’s little miracles this February Half Term

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SPRING has sprung early at Twycross Zoo with the arrival of three new babies, meaning there has never been a better time to visit Leicestershire’s award-winning conservation charity.

The Zoo’s internationally renowned Endangered Species Breeding Programme is off to a great start for 2018, with three different species born during January and February. Babies such as Pogo Junior, the baby Dik Dik, and two adorable little monkeys are the new arrivals set to delight visitors of all ages.

Home to over 500 animals of 150 different species from all around the world, it’s the only place in the UK where you can see all four great apes – chimpanzees, orangutans, gorillas and bonobos.

From 10th to 25th February, the Zoo will host its popular Keeper Talks, where visitors are invited to 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 elephants to lemurs and Spider monkeys.

De Brazza baby

De Brazza baby – credit Phillipa Dobbs, Veterinary Associate

Open from 10am to 5pm, 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, Giraffe Savanna, and Elephant Creek.

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, say hi to the cheetahs and let your little ones go wild on the outdoor adventure play areas.

Explore the Himalaya Centre, 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 relies upon the generosity of its visitors to support its conservation work. Adult tickets are priced £19.95 and children aged 2+ are priced £14.95, for children under 2 and carers entry is free.

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.

Twycross is the only place in the UK where you can see all four great apes - Credit Phillipa Dobbs, Veterinary Associate

Twycross is the only place in the UK where you can see all four great apes – Credit Phillipa Dobbs, Veterinary Associate

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