The world's largest rodent is breeding very successfully. Chester Zoo is celebrating after four pups were born to a Capybara.Read the full story ›
A rare baby monkey critically endangered in the wild has been born at Chester Zoo yesterday.Read the full story ›
Four fuzzy penguin chicks named Wotsit, Quaver, Frazzle and Cheeto have become the first of their kind to hatch at Chester Zoo this year.Read the full story ›
Keepers are faced with the formidable task of noting every individual mammal,reptile, amphibian, fish, bird and invertebrate in their careRead the full story ›
Chester Zoo is opening the UK's largest ever indoor zoo exhibit today.
It's called Monsoon Forest and it's home to a number of animals and plant species that can be found in South East Asia.
It’s home to a number of animal and plant species that can be found in South East Asia - Sulawesi crested macaques, Sunda gharial crocodiles, tortoises, turtles, fish, hornbill, various inverts and tentacled snakes.
Lots of the species are highly threatened in the wild so it’s trying to put a spotlight on endangered species in that part of the world. Chester Zoo is the only place in the UK where you can see many of them. It’s part of the zoo’s £40m Islands project
Now it's been described as the largest development in the country's zoo history, and the first phase has been revealed to the public today. The attraction, Islands, is costing 40 million pounds.
Its designers say they want to bring conservation to life by recreating habitats from South East Asia. Our reporter Tim Scott joined the crowds at Chester Zoo taking a first look:
The chimps and elephants at Chester Zoo have been enjoying the heatwave with ice lollies and refreshing baths.Read the full story ›
Chester Zoo's scored a £1.3 million victory over the taxman after a judge ruled it can reclaim VAT on the cost of looking after its 8000 animals.
The charity which runs Britain's largest zoo went to war with HM Revenue and Customs after it was hit with a tax demand three years ago.
The tax authorities said the zoo had claimed back too much in VAT over a 10-year period, but a judge has found the charity was in the right.
Rhino experts from around the world are preparing to gather at Chester Zoo to hold a key discussion on the future of the rhino.Read the full story ›
Keepers are celebrating the birth of a rare Rothschild’s giraffe – the second to be born at the zoo in the space of just six months.Read the full story ›