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Twycross Zoo

 

This page provides a summary of basic information for this animal park as at 21/03/2001. To check for up to date information and full details please visit the official website at :

Twycross Zoo

 

Name Twycross Zoo

Address:
Twycross Zoo, Atherstone, Warwickshire, CV9 3PX

Telephone number:
01827 880250/880440

Fax Number
01827 880700

E-mail address

  TWYCROSS.ZOO@BTINTERNET.COM 

Opening Hours

Everyday except Christmas Day
10.00am
closes one hour before dusk in winter

Facilities

  • Disabled facilities: Café,toilets and most animal houses accessible by wheelchair.
  • 2 gift shops
  • Free car parking within the zoo.
  • 2 self service cafeterias, licensed bar and a tea bar
  • Toilets (some suitable for disabled & baby changing facilities)
  • Picnic areas
  • Adventure Playground
  • Conference facilities

 

Feeding

  • *Sea-lion and penguin feeding

 

Shows

  • *Miniature railway
  • *donkey rides
  • *undercover soft play area for under sevens
  • *miniature roundabouts
  • *elephant work-outs
  • *animal talks/demonstrations (weather and circumstances permitting).
  • Pets corner

 

Acres

40

Other

 

Number Of Species

Number of animals

  Number of Species Number of Specimens
Mammals

64

510

Birds

70

222

Reptiles

28

135

Amphibians

2

10

Fish

0

0

Invertebrates

0

0

Totals

164

877

 
Annual number of visitors Number of staff Area in acres Association memberships

400,000

50

40

  • IUDZG-WZO
  • ISIS
  • FZG
  • EAZA
  • Registered Charity 501841

* Summer attractions

 

  Your Day at Twycross Zoo
10.00am Zoo Opens

Twycross Zoo is famous for its Primate collection and the PG tips chimps in particular. The Zoo opened in 1963 and in 1972 became a charitable trust with the emphasis on conservation and education. About three quarters of the animals in this zoo are officially classified as endangered.

 

For an interesting read on how Molly Badham set up Twycross Zoo why not read 'Molly's Zoo'

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Last Updated 21/03/2001