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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. Keepers will turn up forwork dressed in tutus, feather boas and leg warmers. There will also be a ghost train as it is half-term near Halloween. (c) 2008 Coventry Evening Telegraph. Provided by ProQuest LLC. All rights Reserved.

2008-09-12 03:00:12

A RENOWNED artist and ambassador for wildlife is to visit a zoo on the outskirts of Nuneaton. David Shepherd, one of the world's most famous wildlife painters, will be visiting Twycross Zoo on Saturday, October 4, to speak to visitors and wildlife enthusiasts. He became a conservationist in 1960 when, while working in Kenya, he witnessed 255 zebra lying dead around a poisoned water hole. (c) 2008 Coventry Evening Telegraph. Provided by ProQuest LLC. All rights Reserved.

2008-08-22 12:00:34

TWENTY employees at Twycross Zoo have been enrolled for a course in first-line management at Nuneaton's North Warwickshire and Hinckley College. The college has also donated a number of management books to the zoo's library. (c) 2008 Coventry Evening Telegraph. Provided by ProQuest LLC. All rights Reserved.

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. In the Raring2Go Favourite Day Out awards, primary school children were asked to cast their votes by drawing a picture of their chosen place, with a prize for the best entry. Ashley drew a picture of...

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. Veterinarian and reproductive physiologist Dr Lisa Yon, a lecturer in zoo and wildlife medicine, now spends half her working week at the university and the other half at Twycross. Her unique dual...


Word of the Day
barghest
  • A goblin in English folklore, often appearing in the shape of a large dog and believed to portend imminent death or misfortune.
  • A ghost, wraith, hobgoblin, elf, or spirit.
The origin of 'barghest' is not known, but it may be from perhaps burh-ghest, town-ghost, or German Berg-geist (mountain spirit) or Bär-geist (bear-spirit).
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