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...

Chester Zoo
Chester Zoo
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  • A tiny newborn spider monkey has been spotted clinging tightly to its mum at Chester Zoo. The Colombian black-headed spider monkey was born on Monday (09/10/17) to 29-year-old mum Christine and 28-year-old dad Popoyan. At just a few days old the baby is yet to be named as keepers do not yet know its gender. The rare South American primates – found mainly in Colombia and Panama - are listed as ...

Chester Zoo
Chester Zoo
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  • Three colourful chameleons have hatched at the zoo. It’s the first time our reptile experts have successfully bred the species, known as Cameroon two-horned mountain chameleons. The first in a clutch of three eggs, laid by mum Ruby, hatched in late August with two more following soon after. As their name suggests, the Cameroon two-horned mountain chameleon is found living at altitude in the W...

Chester Zoo
Chester Zoo
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  • A two-month-old baby rhino tries to get the attention of its mum in the most adorable way at Chester Zoo. The footage of bolshie calf Ike playfully jumping on mum, Zuri, has emerged ahead of World Rhino Day - celebrated globally on Fri 22 September. Ike is one of two critically endangered Eastern black rhino calves born only weeks apart at the zoo earlier in the year. The arrival of the preci...

Chester Zoo
Chester Zoo
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  • The sorcerer is back and has cast a spell to send the zoo to sleep…. The wise old owls have uncovered his dastardly plot….. We need your help to break the spell. Seek out the moths, sloths, giraffes and orangutans and gather clues from the incredible characters that you meet there. Then head to Owl HQ and share everything you’ve learned. Together we’ll save the zoo and stop everyone here from fa...

Chester Zoo
Chester Zoo
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  • A pygmy marmoset, the world’s smallest species of monkey, has given birth to twins at the zoo. The tiny babies, weighing in at just 15 grams, will measure just five inches in length when fully grown. Arriving to mum Audrey and dad Gumi, the mini monkeys were born on 25 July but have only now grown to size whereby they’re big enough to spot. Dr Nick Davis, Deputy Curator of Mammals at the zoo,...

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