Twycross Zoo

As a birthday present LDK received an Animal Adoption (Gorilla) pack at Twycross Zoo. Each adoption helps to support their conservation work and to help care for animals at the zoo.

The adoption pack includes

  • Photo of your chosen animal
  • Adoption Certificate and an animal fact sheet
  • A soft toy of your chosen animal
  • One admission ticket to Twycross Zoo
  • Twycross Zoo Pen
  • Photo Magnet of your chosen animal

After COVID-19 restrictions had been relaxed, we eventually managed to fit in a trip, which took place in September 2021. With some COVID-19 safety measures still in place, it was necessary to pre-book admission tickets online with an allocated time slot for arrival.

Twycross Zoo is located in Warwickshire at Twycross Zoo, Burton Road, Atherstone, Warwickshire, CV9 3PX

OpenStreetMap (link to map)

Visit the Zoo website at:

Twycross Zoo

Lots of parking was available and entry to the zoo was straightforward. We planned to spend about 4 hours there.

Printed copies of maps of the zoo are no longer available and have been replaced by phone apps available for iOS and Android smartphones. More details at

Twycross Zoo App

Facilities include places to eat and picnic areas if you want to bring your own food.

Lots to see including


caught this one too



Lorikeets, lapping up the nectar


Penguins, waiting to be fed

and many more including

  • Tapirs
  • Many more monkeys large and small, Orang utans etc
  • Amur Leopards
  • Pelicans and ducks etc.
  • Bush dogs
  • Owls
  • Dik-dik
  • Rhino
  • Giant Tortoises
  • Nyala
  • Giraffes
  • Tigers
  • Lemurs
  • Wallabies
  • Zebras