Twycross Zoo has welcomed the birth of an endangered gorilla.
Endangered lemur twins have been moved to Twycross Zoo in an attempt to help the species breed.
Twycross Zoo have announced the birth of a new addition to their animal family.
– Dr. Charlotte Macdonald, Curator of Living Collections at Twycross Zoo
Both mum and baby are doing very well. Banya is quite relaxed with the baby and seems confident in her mothering skills, and this has given her keepers an opportunity to get a close look at the baby and confirm that it is a boy.
Banya is an integral part of our bonobo group and this applies to her son as well. The other bonobos are interested in him but at this point only Banya will carry him. He will remain in close proximity to his mum for the new fext years.
Twycross Zoo has announced the birth of an endangered bonobo. 23 year old bonobo, Banya, gave birth to healthy baby boy after an eight and a half month pregnancy.
Banya and her newborn, who was born on 20 February, are on show to the public within the bonobo house.
Twycross Zoo have announced that the gorilla born in early January is a boy.
Mum, Ozala, gave birth on 3rd January 2013. Ozala, was, at first, very protective of her newborn and so staff were unable to get close to the infant.
“Ozala was so protective of her newborn infant that she held it very close and it is only now that the infant is bigger, and Ozala has become more relaxed, that we have been able to see the infant closely enough to determine its gender."
Charlotte Macdonald, Curator of Living Collections
The western lowland gorilla is a critically endangered species.
Mary-Lorraine Hughes from Twycross Zoo explains how animated the Dinosaurs will be.
Mary-Lorraine Hughes from Twycross Zoo explains what the next step for the new Dinosaurs is.
Model dinosaurs from Texas have arrived at Twycross Zoo for a special exhibition. They left America on 25 January and arrived in London yesterday.
Fifteen dinosaurs are arriving at Twycross Zoo today (Friday 1 March). They have travelled by boat from Texas to form part of a special exhibition.
A critically endangered variegated spider monkey, named ‘Lady Lulu’ by her keepers, is one of the oldest of its kind in captivity in Europe, and holds the crown for being the oldest in the UK.
Lady Lulu is 39-years old, and considered in very good health for her age.
Variegated spider monkeys are known to live until 27-years of age in the wild and up to 40-years of age in captivity.
Variegated spider monkeys are classified critically endangered in the wild on the IUCN (International Union for Conservation of Nature) Redlist of Threatened Species, and in 2012 they were listed as one of the worlds 25 most endangered primates.
The wild population has declined by 80 per cent over the past four decades due to habitat loss from human encroachment and hunting.
Spider monkeys get their names from their very long arms and legs and the fact that they use their tails to hang upside down.
Zoo keepers at Twycross Zoo have confirmed an endangered Siamang Gibbon is a boy.
Darwin was born on 17th November 2012 and is showing excellent signs of progression.
He will be moving to a brand new Siamang enclosure with his mum, dad and older brother over the next few days.
From millions of years old to a rather newer addition to the world in the form of a baby gorilla born at Twycross zoo.
And let's just say when mum Ozala went into labour, it was a pretty hairy moment.
We're pleased to say mother and baby are doing fine. A rather excited Rajiv Popat went along to have a look.