The zoo has become the first in the world to successfully breed Montserrat tarantulas.Read the full story ›
Described as a "cross between a dinosaur and a plucked chicken", this unusual creature will grow up to be a rare and beautiful parrot.Read the full story ›
Five baby meerkats have made their first public outing at Chester Zoo since they were born on April 20.
The quintet have yet to be named as staff must wait to see if they are boys or girls.
Vicky the orangutan has become the first ape in the UK to undergo a sinus operation.Read the full story ›
A baby penguin weighting just 87 grams has hatched in Chester Zoo.
Rooney, named after England forward Wayne, was one of the first Humboldt penguins to hatch at the zoo this year.
The penguin keepers are naming this year’s clutch after past and present superstars of the football World Cup.
Rooney has already been joined by Gerrard, named after current England captain Steven, Banks, after 1966 World Cup winning goalkeeper Gordon, and Moore after 1966 World Cup winning captain Bobby.
Chester Zoo funds conservation initiatives in the penguins’ homeland to help them in their natural habitat, where they are faced with many pressures including over fishing of their food and habitat loss.
Animals at Chester Zoo have been scratching their heads over new additions to their enclosures.
Staff placed pumpkins filled with treats around the zoo for its inhabitants to explore, encouraging them to think and work for their food.
A Chester Zoo spokesperson said that the animals all had their own weird and wonderful ways of getting into the pumpkins.
Keepers at Chester Zoo are celebrating the birth of a rare giraffe, Millie.Read the full story ›
Keepers at Chester Zoo have stepped in to raise a young antelope dik-dik after it was rejected by its mother.
Aluna the Kirk's dik-dik antelope was born two weeks ago but was unable to bond with her mother.
It is the second time keepers ta the zoo have had to hand-rear a young dik-dik after a female new born was rejected in 2010 - possibly due to cold weather.
The species is native to Kenya, Tanzania, and Namibia and arrived at the zoo in 2008.
The youngster will be bottle fed milk five times a day until it can eat on its own.