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Zoo work gets Euro support.

TWO animal conservation projects at Twycross Zoo have received international acclaim.

The World Primate Centre at Twycross, has been chosen by the European Association of Zoos and Aquaria campaign that offers funding and aims to bring the world's leading zoos together to make a major contribution to the continued survival of apes and their habitats.

Out of four projects selected for support, two of them are based at Twycross, which specialises in the care of bonobos, the rare pygmy chimpanzees which are man's closest living relative, and where studies are being undertaken on the cao vit gibbon, which is one of the most endangered primates in the world.

Twycross chief executive Dr Susie Boardman said: "Both projects are critically important to the conservation of apes."
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Date:Sep 30, 2010
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