Young animal enthusiasts at Twycross Zoo couldn’t contain their excitement as the gates finally opened to visitors on Monday 12 April.

Following numerous closures due to the Covid-19 pandemic, Twycross Zoo in Leicestershire opened its gates for outdoor visits today and the Zoo’s liveliest inhabitants – including its bonobos, chimpanzees and meerkats – were just as excited as the visitors to see new faces.

Karen Clarke, Chief Operating Officer at Twycross Zoo, said: “We’re absolutely delighted to welcome visitors back to the Zoo. It’s been an incredibly challenging period but we’re so happy to see guests on site and interacting with our incredible animals.

“Despite many lockdowns, life at the Zoo has continued behind-the-scenes. Our vital conservation work has also continued around-the-clock and that’s why the ongoing support of the public is so important – to help us continue this crucial work and safeguard the Zoo’s future, and that of the animals we care for.”

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. Visitors can discover more than 500 animals from 125 different species across its 100-acre site.

Open every day until 6pm, tickets are available to book online now. To secure a visit and book online, visit
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