Cheshire Chief Fire office thanks officers for bringing fire at Chester Zoo under control.
All agencies worked hard to resolve this incident but naturally I am proud of the Firefighters that worked incredibly hard. They were faced with an escalating fire in a complex building whilst considering the safety of people and animals. Very complex incident - well managed. As a result all the Orangutans were saved and most of the building
Chester Zoo have announced the deaths of two young elephants, who were killed by a virus for which there is currently no cure.Read the full story ›
The new arrival at Chester Zoo is a member of the world's smallest bear species and weighed just 400 grams at birth.Read the full story ›
Hand-feeding young flamingos is a really intricate and demanding challenge, but these chicks will form part of an important breeding colony.Read the full story ›
A one-week-old rhino calf born in front of astonished onlookers has ventured outside to play for the first time. Adorable footage shows the calf rolling and frolicking in sand under the watchful eye of doting mum, Malindi.
With just 650 of these rhinos left on the planet, this little guy is a very important new addition to the breeding programme working to prevent their extinction.
WATCH: Here comes the sun - tiny sun bear is born at Chester ZooRead the full story ›
A series of outdoor creations will form Chester Zoo's first ever large-scale gardens and science festival this summer.Read the full story ›
A breed of kangaroo at serious risk of extinction has arrived in Chester for the first time. Sangria is a Goodfellow’s tree kangaroo.Read the full story ›
A clutch of rare baby ‘forest dragons’ hatched at Chester Zoo – helping to uncover more about one of the world’s least understood reptiles.Read the full story ›
The zoo’s rare newborn Sumatran orangutan has been named Kesuma, which means ‘flower’ in Indonesia.Read the full story ›