Poaching, deforestation and the illegal wildlife trade; The true horrors of the wild come to life at Twycross Zoo

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Poaching, deforestation and the illegal wildlife trade; The true horrors of the wild come to life at Twycross Zoo

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Not for the faint-hearted, Twycross Zoo has announced its new scare event, Horrors of the Wild*, which takes place over two evenings only on Friday 30th – Saturday 31st October.

The event comes at a time where there has been more awareness about the plight of animals in the wild, highlighted in David Attenborough’s new Netflix film, A Life On Our Planet and the urgent need for change to save the natural world for generations.

Horrors of the Wild, available for those aged 12 years and over, will be a unique event, unlike any other scare attraction, as it brings to life the terrifying tales of wild animals as the table is turned on humans and Twycross Zoo’s visitors become the prey. If it’s not the creepy noises of over 500 animals at the midlands zoo that freak visitors out, it will be the gruesome beings, stealth predators and perilous poachers that have taken over and could get them at any time!

With blood-curdling scares and gruesome challenges along the way, the experience will start as visitors enter the gates where they’ll find themselves in a pitch black zoo and be tasked with making their way out with only a torch in hand. They must not forget that they are being watched and be prepared for danger at every turn…

Karen Clarke, Chief Operating Officer at Twycross Zoo, said: “Horrors of the Wild will be a truly horrifying experience with a theme like nothing ever seen before at Twycross Zoo or at another scare attraction. Over two evenings the event will highlight threats such as poaching, deforestation and the illegal wildlife trade which are prolific for species across the world.

“Although this event is offering a fun but terrifying experience for visitors, we must not forget that these gory events are happening around the world today, and we hope that all who book a ticket take away an insight of what animals in the wild face.

“If you are a Halloween enthusiast and get a thrill from the most-ultimate scares, don’t miss out on facing your fears this Halloween at Twycross Zoo.”

At just £20, limited tickets are available online only. As a conservation charity, admission will go towards looking after animals at the midlands zoo as well as protecting endangered species across the world. To book tickets and avoid disappointment please visit www.twycrosszoo.org/horrors-of-the-wild/

*This event is compliant with government guidelines around Covid-19. Those taking part are advised to wear a face covering at all times and to bring their own torch. For further information visit www.twycrosszoo.org/horrors-of-the-wild/



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