Lots of new and exciting changes have been taking place at Twycross Zoo over the past 12 months. Our captive breeding programmes continue to go from strength to strength, with the arrival of a critically endangered Western lowland gorilla, and an endangered bonobo. We also welcomed many more zoo babies including two endangered snow leopard cubs, meerkat pups, our first ever spectacled owl chick, and several babies in many of our primate groups.
We are always working to give our animals the best and most natural habitats, and opened lots of brand new exhibits last year, including a unique open air treetop exhibit allowing visitors to watch our troop of emperor tamarins leap above their heads, a bigger and better home for our meerkats giving them more space to scurry and explore, a brand new walk through exhibit for our troop of ring-tailed lemurs and much more. Many of our animals have moved to new and bigger homes around the zoo, including our lowland tapir, capybara, and Linne's two-toed sloth.
We welcomed some new animals to the zoo, as critically endangered Amur leopard Kristen arrived to partner our male leopard, Davidoff. While Kristen is still quite young, she has settled in well with Davidoff, and, although there are no guarantees, we are excited by the prospect of having cubs further into the future. 2013 also saw some new species arrive at the zoo, including Western grey kangaroos, and emus.
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