Video footage has captured a rare Scottish wildcat kitten, bred at Chester Zoo, emerging from its den for the first time since birth.Read the full story ›
Three tiny warthog piglets, named after Harry Potter characters, have made their debuts at Chester Zoo.
The piglets, which have been revealed as two girls and one boy, have been called Hedwig, Nagini and Aragog in tribute to some of the animals at the famous school of witchcraft and wizardry.
The trio arrived to mum Tamzin, 7, and 10-year-old dad Magnum on 9 June after a six month pregnancy.
Now, standing at only 20cm tall, the youngsters have taken their very first playful steps outside having spent a few weeks in their den bonding with mum.
“These three little youngsters will no doubt be causing mischief and keeping mum very busy over the next few weeks as they form those vital early bonds.
"This is Tamzin’s third litter and so she’s a very experienced mum and is doing a brilliant job of caring for her new arrivals.
“It’s great to see them all outside exploring for the first time – they’re a very confident bunch.”
A baby monkey, which is said to be a critically endangered species in the wild, has been born at Chester Zoo.Read the full story ›
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 ›