Latest Twycross Zoo Stories

2009-09-07 07:10:00

As the University of Leicester approaches the 25th anniversary of the discovery of DNA fingerprinting (September 10), Leicester geneticists interested in a particular type of DNA are receiving some help from an unusual band of assistants.

2009-01-22 17:04:02

Keepers at a British zoo said a baby chimpanzee traveled to its new home in Germany on a flight alongside human passengers. Twycross Zoo in Leicestershire, England, said the 3-month-old bonobo, Bili, boarded a plane in Birmingham with his new keeper from the Frankfurt Zoo and flew to Germany to meet his new parent, a female bonobo trained as a foster mother at the German zoo, The Daily Telegraph reported Thursday. Officials at the British zoo said they began looking for a foster mother for...

2008-10-13 03:00:25

STAFF at Twycross Zoo, near Nuneaton, will tend the animals in their care while wearing bright pink outfits. The unusual dress code will be introduced for one day only, Tuesday, October 28, to support Breast Cancer Awareness Day.

2008-09-23 18:30:00

By Alison Dayani ONE of a Midland zoo's first gorillas, which became a favourite of children and adults over four decades, has died. Joe, a 45-year-old western lowland silverback gorilla, died on Sunday at Twycross Zoo, near Tamworth, following a short illness.

2008-07-20 00:00:23

Derby schoolboy Ashley Ames treated a giraffe to a lettuce leaf during a visit to his dream day-out venue - Twycross Zoo. The eight-year-old pupil from Chellaston Junior School was invited to the zoo after being declared runner-up in a drawing competition held by Raring2Go magazine.

2008-07-10 03:00:19

STAFF at Twycross Zoo are spearheading a move to give junior vets more knowledge of exotic creatures which are now kept as pets. The zoo near Nuneaton is helping students at Nottingham University learn more about such animals as monkeys, tarantulas, iguanas, salamanders, snakes and hedgehogs.

Word of the Day
  • A young chicken: also used as a pet name for children.
The word 'chickabiddy' may come from 'chick' plus 'biddy', a name used in calling a hen or chicken.