Following numerous closures due to the Covid-19 pandemic, Twycross Zoo in Leicestershire is getting ready to open its gates to guests for outdoor visits – and it’s clear that the Zoo’s animal inhabitants are just as excited as its future visitors.

Neil Dorman, Curator at Twycross Zoo, said: “Many of our animals, such as the chimpanzees, penguins and our lively lemurs, are incredibly social creatures and they have missed our visitors as much as we have. I know that they’ll love having the interaction and excitement of new faces so we can’t wait to reopen and welcome people back to the Zoo.

“We’ve been working incredibly hard to ensure the site is ready for reopening, so guests can enjoy a safe day out – reuniting with their favourite animals, exploring over 100 acres of outdoor space and discovering more than 125 different species.

Ntwetwe, 8 years (l), Windhoek, 8 years and Usakos, 7 years (r) – all male Zebras

“Although our gates have had to close during lockdown, our vital conservation and animal work has continued behind-the-scenes, 24 hours a day, 365 days a year. That’s why the ongoing support of the public is so important to us and we’d like to thank all of our visitors for helping us continue this crucial work.”

To mark the reopening, Twycross Zoo is inviting visitors to take part in a family fancy dress competition, where guests of all ages can visit the zoo in fancy dress or face paint to celebrate their favourite animal family. Anything goes – from zebras and tigers to giraffes and penguins – it’s a great opportunity to celebrate the Zoo’s reopening alongside family and friends.

Twycross Zoo’s ‘fancy seeing you here’ competition will run from Monday 12 April to Sunday 25 April, with the winning family announced on Monday 26 April. The winning group will win a family pass to Twycross Zoo, redeemable on selected dates until 31st December 2021 and worth over £70.*

Twycross Zoo is working at the forefront of conservation and making a global impact for endangered species around the world, from the very heart of the UK. Having received no government support over the past 12 months, Twycross Zoo needs the public’s help and support more than ever to safeguard its future, and that of the animals that call it home.

With Covid-19 secure measures in place, restricted numbers of tickets are available to book now.
To plan your visit and book online, visit www.twycrosszoo.org
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