Chester Zoo said cash raised will help conservation work following Saturday’s devastating blaze.Read the full story ›
In a message marking the fire as "one of the toughest days in (our) long history" the zoo said insects, frogs, fish and small birds died.Read the full story ›
Visitors were evacuated at the Cheshire zoo as staff work to move all animals away from the fire.Read the full story ›
The six-feet-tall youngster, which is yet to be sexed or named, arrived to first time mum Tula and dad Meru at around 7am.Read the full story ›
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.