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Rare butterfly makes a comeback

25th July 2016

Our experts at Chester Zoo have helped reintroduce this rare species of butterfly into the wild for the third year running and the population now appears to be flourishing at the release site, Heysham Moss.

Amazed by Science at Chester Zoo

21st July 2016

This year we took part in the Cheshire wide Amazed by Science festival. It was the third year we participated in the event - aiming to inspire and excite children and families about science in Cheshire.

Britain’s rarest mammal born at Chester Zoo

15th July 2016

CUTE ALERT – a Scottish wildcat has been born at Chester Zoo. The species is Britain’s rarest mammal, meaning the new arrival has given a big boost to conservation efforts to bring the species back from the brink of extinction. 

Protecting wildlife in paradise...

13th July 2016

Chester Zoo intern, Jack Carney, travelled out to Bermuda to assist one of our conservation scholars with her PhD project on the Bermuda skink. Here he tells us more about his dream trip and how it's spurred him on to follow in the footsteps of other conservationists...

Help us build new aviaries for endangered birds

12th July 2016

Your support is urgently needed to help protect the beautiful birds of South East Asia, Indonesia before they disappear off the face of the planet. 

Armadillo update from Brazil (Part 2)

1st July 2016

Here is part 2 of Arnaud Desbiez’s update from the Giant Armadillo Conservation Project. In this part of the update, Arnaud tells us what has been happening out in the Cerrado field site.

While you were sleeping

30th June 2016

To ensure we are providing the best habitat for the elephant herd at the zoo, we have been studying their behaviour to advance our knowledge of this remarkable species. Chester Zoo elephant keeper tells us more about the work she’s been doing at the zoo and what it means…

Armadillo update from Brazil (Part 1)

30th June 2016

Our field partners at the Giant Armadillo Conservation Project in Brazil have sent us an update from the Pantanal (blog one of two). In this post, things seem to be a touch soggy for the team at the moment...

Let it grow!

29th June 2016

As part of our Wildlife Connections campaign one of the things we have been asking you to do, is let the grass in your gardens grow. Here are some of the many beautiful flowers you might spot...

It's a race against time...

23rd June 2016

Amphibian experts are playing Cupid to try and save one of the largest and most endangered frog species in the world from extinction, the mountain chicken frog. 

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