Mary Brancker – a Centenary Celebration

Ivan Ellis Mark Ellis Mary Brancker

Friends and former colleagues of Mary Brancker CBE, one of the most influential vets of the 20th Century, met at Twycross Zoo on Sunday 17th August to celebrate the 100th anniversary of her birth. The event was organised by tza, an independent wildlife and conservation society Continue reading Mary Brancker – a Centenary Celebration

February 2014 – Roger Coley

elephants twycross zoo

At our February Meeting Roger Coley, former Vet at Twycross Zoo, told us about his experiences fetching a young Asian Elephant back to the UK… Continue reading February 2014 – Roger Coley

Volunteering at Twycross Zoo

Twycross Zoo Volunteer tza

Six of our willing tza Members arrived at Twycross Zoo at 10am this morning in answer to a plea for help to get the site ready for Easter. Armed with spades and forks – and with the promise of a loan of a hoe, wheelbarrows, rakes and a broom – we reported for duty… Continue reading Volunteering at Twycross Zoo

Plea for Help from Twycross Zoo

Dolphin Fountain Twycross Zoo

tza has been supporting Twycross Zoo for over 40 years – and we are always happy to help out when they ask for our help.

This week we had a call from interim CEO Dr Mary-Lorraine Hughes asking if any of us have a few hours to spare between now and Easter… Continue reading Plea for Help from Twycross Zoo

Twitter Round Up – March 17th ’13

Another busy week on Twitter for @tza_uk

We try to keep you up to date with good news, upbeat stories and a bit of fun on all things to do with conservation, wildlife and habitat.

This week we have brought you Continue reading Twitter Round Up – March 17th ’13

Mary Brancker Remembered

Mary Brancker tza member

Mary Brancker CBE became the first female President of the British Veterinary Association (BVA) in 1967.  As a practitioner she was at the forefront of her profession’s interest in zoo animals, fish and invertebrates.  She was a long time member, Continue reading Mary Brancker Remembered