Chester Zoo
Chester Zoo
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  • The six pups, born to mum Mana (7) and dad Franco (4), have made their public debuts after spending their first few weeks of life tucked away in their underground burrows. Keepers believe the first of the sextuplets arrived on 13 May, which is when they first heard tiny cries coming from the dens as they performed their morning rounds. The litter, which is above the average size for bush dogs ...

Chester Zoo
Chester Zoo
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  • Not one, not two, but THREE of the world’s rarest pigs have been born at Chester Zoo. The tiny trio of babirusa piglets arrived to mum Kendari (six) following a pregnancy of five months. It is the first time ever that babirusa triplets have been born at the zoo – a rare occurrence which is thought to only happen in around four per cent of babirusa births. Babirusa are found on the island of S...

Chester Zoo
Chester Zoo
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  • An incredibly rare sun bear cub has been born at Chester Zoo – the first of its kind in the UK. Sun bears - a highly threatened species from South East Asia – are the world’s smallest bears and keepers estimate the newborn weighed just 400 grams at birth. The cub is particularly special given the remarkable survival of its parents who were rescued from poachers in Cambodia. Mum Milli and d...

Chester Zoo
Chester Zoo
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  • A colourful red panda has made an adorable debut at Chester Zoo. The one-year-old male, Koda, arrived from a zoo in Cornwall after being chosen as the perfect companion for the zoo’s resident female, Nima. The duo were found to be genetically compatible as part of a breeding programme to boost numbers of the endangered species. The pair have been slowly introduced to one another by the zoo’s e...

Chester Zoo
Chester Zoo
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  • A critically endangered chimpanzee has been born at Chester Zoo. The female newcomer – a Western chimpanzee – is the first of its kind to be born at the zoo for nearly a decade. It is estimated that there could be as few 18,000 remaining in the wild. Primate experts say the baby is in good health and inseparable from mum, ZeeZee. The birth follows a scientific project, spanning several years, ...

Chester Zoo
Chester Zoo
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  • Zookeepers have revealed the name of a rare baby rhino born last month. Meet Akeno, the greater one horned rhino calf – only the second of his kind to ever be born at the zoo. The name Akeno is of Asian origin, meaning ‘beautiful sunrise’. And since his birth, he’s definitely been giving his mum the run-around! Greater one horned rhinos can weigh up to 2.4 tonnes but, despite their bulky size,...

Chester Zoo
Chester Zoo
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  • An unlikely collaborative have joined forces to save one of the world’s rarest amphibians from extinction - the Lake Pátzcuaro salamander. We have teamed up with the Michoacana University of Mexico, a Mexican government fisheries centre and a group of Mexican nuns. We have come together to develop a breeding programme for the salamanders to ensure the continued survival of the critically endanger...

Chester Zoo
Chester Zoo
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  • A trio of red river hogs have been born at Chester Zoo. The tiny triplets, which are as yet unsexed and unnamed by keepers, arrived to mum Mali (9) following a four-month-long pregnancy. Red river hogs are instantly recognisable for their bright red fur, which helps them blend into their Sub-Saharan African habitat. This colouring has made the pigs renowned as being the world’s most colourful me...

Chester Zoo
Chester Zoo
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  • The male calf arrived to mum Asha following a 16-month gestation and a 20-minute labour. Greater one-horned rhino are listed as vulnerable to extinction by the International Union for the Conservation of Nature (IUCN). They are threatened in the wild by the illegal poaching of their horns and habitat loss. At one stage, the greater one-horn rhino was hunted almost to extinction and there were ...

Chester Zoo
Chester Zoo
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  • Chester Zoo has been named as the countries’ most popular visitor attraction outside of London. New figures, released by The Association of Leading Visitor Attractions (ALVA) which represents the UK’s busiest and most iconic museums, galleries, palaces, castles, cathedrals, wildlife parks, heritage sites, gardens and leisure attractions, revealed the zoo attracted 1,866,628 people in 2017. It ...

Chester Zoo
Chester Zoo
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  • Chester Zoo’s rare newborn Sumatran orangutan has been named Kesuma, which means ‘flower’ in Indonesia. The name was chosen by the zoo’s team of primate keepers soon after they were able to confirm the newcomer’s gender. Kesuma was born to mum Emma in December in what was a major success story for an acclaimed international breeding programme for the highly threatened species. Sumatran orang...

Chester Zoo
Chester Zoo
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  • Seven rare African painted dogs born at Chester Zoo have been named. The playful puppies, who were born two-months ago to mum K’mana, were each given African-inspired monikers after the zoo’s carnivore keepers confirmed the new litter comprises of three boys and four girls. The trio of males – Bakuru, Kendi and Hasani – and quartet of females – Mosi, Nuru, Eyasi and Bahati – are the first of t...

Chester Zoo
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  • The tiny Philippine spotted deer fawn – a species listed as endangered on the International Union for the Conservation of Nature’s red list – was led out for her first public appearance by proud parents Tala (5) and Bulan (6). The zoo’s new arrival is the latest to be born to an acclaimed conservation breeding programme – set up at the request of the Philippine government – which is working to e...

Chester Zoo
Chester Zoo
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Chester Zoo
Chester Zoo
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  • Seven endangered African painted dog pups have made their first public appearances at Chester Zoo. The playful pups scampered out of their underground den, led by new mum K’mana who had kept them safely tucked away since giving birth to them in November. Also known as African wild dogs, it is the first time the endangered animals have ever been bred at the zoo.

Chester Zoo
Chester Zoo
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Chester Zoo
Chester Zoo
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  • Conservationists at Chester Zoo have successfully bred one of the world’s rarest amphibians in a bid to save it from extinction – the first time the feat has ever been achieved outside the species’ native Catalonia. Twelve Montseny newts, one of the most endangered species in Europe, have hatched at the zoo where a team of experts are helping to ensure the continued survival of the critically en...

Chester Zoo
Chester Zoo
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  • What happens in the lives of Chester Zoo’s inhabitants when no-one’s looking? In The Secret Life of the Zoo, we find out – as special filming techniques reveal the private life of animals. Cameras take us inside the world of Chester’s 15,000 animals, following their rites of passage, observing family dynamics within the animal groups, and seeing how relationships, old age, parenting, conflict, l...

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