Twycross 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. With breeding groups of many endangered primate species they often have babies and toddlers playing around in the great ape groups, and in many of the monkey groups.
Twycross also holds a range of other species including Asian elephants, snow leopards, penguins, meerkats, tapir, hyena, and the world’s rarest big cat, the Amur leopard.
The Zoo is set in more than 80-acres with around 500 animals of almost 150 species to see, including many endangered animals and native species in the Zoo’s Nature Reserve.
Twycross Zoo is open 364 days a year (only closing on Christmas Day).
The Zoo is located only four miles from junction 11 of the M42/A42 and offers free parking.