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Chester Zoo

Karen-Jane Dudley

Chester Zoo Caughall Road Upton Chester Cheshire CH2 1LH

Visit Chester Zoo - a world of wildlife awaits you! Discover over 7000 wonderful animals and 400 different species including some of the most endangered in the world! From the magnificent elephants and rhinos to the delicate butterflies, there is a different animal to see around every corner of this amazing 110 acres of award-winning gardens,
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BIAZA Plant Working Group conference 16th Oct 2019 Programme to follow. Ice breaker will be held on the 15th
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First of its kind zoos and aquariums pact calls for an end to illegal wildlife trade 10th Sep 2018 British and Irish zoos, aquariums, wildlife crime agencies and the UK Government have joined forces in a major new collaboration to stop the illegal wildlife trade.
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10,000 snails 5th Sep 2018 BIAZA zoos including ZSL London Zoo, Bristol Zoo, Chester Zoo, Marwell Wildlife and RZSS Edinburgh Zoo have reintroduced more than 10,000 Polynesian tree snails.
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UK's first sun bear cub! 29th Jun 2018 Rescued from the illegal wildlife trade sun bears Milli and Toni have become parents to the first sun bear cub born in the UK.
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100 exotic birds rescued from the illegal wildlife trade 21st Jun 2018 Chester Zoo has provided a safe haven for 100 exotic birds after they were seized from the illegal wildlife trade.
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Chester Zoo to open 60,000m2 nature reserve 26th Apr 2018 Chester Zoo are set to unveil a new 60,000m2 nature reserve – providing protected habitat for threatened British wildlife from kingfishers to hedgehogs.
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Golf course fish get new home at Chester Zoo 13th Mar 2018 Chester Zoo have established a small population of Bermudian killifish, setting up the UK’s first ever breeding programme for the species.
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Rare newts bred in the UK 20th Nov 2017 Conservationists at Chester Zoo have successfully bred one of the world’s rarest amphibians in a bid to save it from extinction – the first time the feat has ever been achieved outside the species’ native Catalonia.
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The Secret Life of the Zoo returns to Channel 4 for a fourth series 6th Nov 2017 In The Secret Life of the Zoo, we find out – as special filming techniques reveal the private life of animals.
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Slow and steady wins the conservation race 6th Oct 2017 Conservationists are celebrating the successful reintroduction of thousands of tiny endangered tree snails to their former home in French Polynesia, thanks to a global breeding programme coordinated by ZSL London Zoo.
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Showcasing the science behind Britain’s zoos and aquariums 20th Sep 2017 The British and Irish Association of Zoos and Aquariums (BIAZA) will be heading to New Scientist Live – a national festival of science taking place at London’s ExCeL from Thursday 28 September to Sunday 1 October.
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Endocrinology & rhino baby-boom 18th Sep 2017 The black rhinoceros is one of the most critically endangered mammals in the world, severely threatened with extinction by poaching for the illegal trade in rhinoceros horn.
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Monitoring heat provision for effective thermoregulation in reptiles 18th Sep 2017 Ectotherms reptiles use their environment to regulate their body temperatures which means they need specific habitats, suited for their thermic needs, when in zoos. Previous studies at Chester Zoo evaluated our Komodo dragon’s thermic needs with the use o
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Pine marten recovery project 18th Sep 2017 Chester Zoo is a major partner in this project initiated by the Vincent Wildlife Trust (VWT) that aims to restore viable, self-sustaining populations of pine martens to England and Wales.
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Songbird crisis 18th Sep 2017 Throughout Indonesia millions of birds are kept in captivity, a tradition deeply embedded in Indonesian culture.
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When is a chicken not a chicken? 13th Sep 2017 Today is Mountain Chicken Day, a nationwide initiative to raise awareness of the mountain chicken frog, a large, Critically Endangered amphibian endemic to the islands of Dominica and Montserrat.
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Chester Zoo has unveiled state-of-the-art new habitats for sun bears, Malayan tapirs and Asian songbirds 9th Aug 2017 The Cheshire-based zoo has added the huge new animal habitats to its £40m Islands zone – already the largest zoological development in the UK – which features animal species native to South East Asia.
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New haven for wildlife created by Chester Zoo 3rd May 2017 A 14 acre haven for threatened UK wildlife is being created by conservationists at Chester Zoo. It is the latest move by the zoo to help declining native species in the UK, a key region in Chester Zoo’s global Act For Wildlife conservation campaign.
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Chester Zoo Launches New Campaign To Help Save World’s Most Threatened Species - Songbirds 25th Apr 2017 Chester Zoo is launching a massive public campaign to save critically endangered Indonesian songbirds from near certain, widespread extinction.
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Chester Zoo unites with the University of Oxford to deliver world class conservation science 21st Apr 2017 The UK’s number one zoo has teamed up with the world’s number one university to address key challenges in the conservation of endangered species.
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CCTV footage captures moment rare giraffe calf is born at Chester Zoo 5th Apr 2017 CCTV cameras at Chester Zoo have captured the beautiful moment a rare Rothschild’s giraffe calf is born – including its first adorable wobbly steps.
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Reintroduction of the large heath butterfly 20th Jan 2017 The large heath butterfly had not been seen in Heysham Moss, Lancashire, for more than 100 years. In 2012, Chester Zoo partnered with the Lancashire Wildlife Trust and Lancashire Environmental Fund to reintroduce the butterfly to the area.
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Montserrat tarantulas hatch in ‘world first’ at Chester Zoo 15th Aug 2016 A clutch of about 200 rare and unusual tarantulas has hatched at Chester Zoo - a momentous event which has never been achieved before.
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Chester Zoo calls on UK public to help in new global initiative to fight illegal wildlife trade 11th May 2016 World leading conservationists are launching a global campaign to combat the illegal trade in wildlife - and are calling on members of the public to help solve the crisis.
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Rare Banteng born at Chester Zoo 13th Apr 2016 In a bid to counteract the worsening threat to banteng survival, Chester Zoo has joined forces with the wider global zoo community, international conservationists and the Indonesian government to support banteng conservation in South East Asia. The zoo’s new female calf, Jasmine - is the first youngster to be born since the collaboration was formed at the end of last month.
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Chester Zoo in tuatara breeding first 1st Feb 2016 A unique tuatara – a species believed to have pre-dated the dinosaurs – has hatched at Chester Zoo. It is the first ever breeding of tuatara outside of their native New Zealand
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Parthenogenesis in Komodo dragons 16th Aug 2013 Research showed that the Komodo dragon could produce young from unfertilised eggs.
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Welfare of spider monkeys Social and environmental influences on the welfare of zoo-housed spider monkeys (Ateles geoffroyi rufiventris) A series of studies was undertaken to assess…
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Assam haathi project Elephant people conflict project which aims to benefit both the people and the elephants. Northeast India provides one of the last remaining strongholds…