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Twycross to stage endangered species event

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Twycross Zoo will be highlighting the plight of the world's rarest animals with a three day event which begins today.

It's part of the global Endangered Species Weekend and features a themed trail around the zoo and talks by rangers to educate visitors about the importance of educating endangered species.

The zoo has been credited with its high profile conservation work which it says is a major part of its ethos and purpose.

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Work begins on £2.6m chimpanzee habitat at Twycross Zoo

Work on a brand new chimpanzee habitat has begun at Twycross Zoo.

The £2.6million project aims to give the primates a more immersive home to encourage them to behave more naturally.

Staff at the zoo also hope it will help the public get a closer understanding of the apes.

Twycross Zoo's Asian elephants are on the move!

Twycross Zoo has announced that its herd of Asian elephants will be heading to a new home.

They say the decision's been taken because they want the female herd to start breeding, but it could be a blow as the zoo loses one of its star attractions.

Yasmin Bodalbhai reports from the enclosure:

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WATCH: Twycross Zoo apes monkeying around

RAF Brize Norton spotted a novel way of recycling discarded cargo nets.

They decided to donate twelve to Twycross Zoo to help liven up the habitats for the chimpanzees, gorillas, orangutans and bonobos.

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