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Twycross Zoo announce £55 million development

A black and white ruffed lemur at Twycross Zoo Credit: Rui Vieira/PA Wire

Twycross Zoo on the Warwickshire/Leicestershire border has announced a £55 million development.

A new giraffe area, an island complex for gibbons, a children's water-play area, an extension to the orangutan house and a new cafe are all part of the development.

Work is due to start this year.

A meerkat chewing on a rose Credit: Joe Giddens/PA Archive/Press Association Images

Red-heads get free entry at zoo celebrating World Orangutan Day

Batu is the only male Orangutan at Twycross Credit: Twycross Zoo

People with red hair are to get free entry at Twycross Zoo in Warwickshire today, to celebrate World Orangutan Day.

The number of the endangered species left in the wild has declined by half in the past 60 years.

Twycross is the only zoo in the UK to have all four types of Great Ape, part of that selection being 4 Bornean orangutans - one male, and three female, including a three-year-old.

Three-year-old Molly Credit: Twycross Zoo

CCTV of rare Amur leopards at Twycross Zoo

CCTV has been released by Twycross Zoo of two of the world's most endangered big cats.

Video courtesy of Twycross Zoo.

Amur leopards live in China and south-eastern Russia.

With fewer than 50 of the cats left in the wild, the new arrivals form part of a conservation effort to save the species from extinction.

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