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Deep in the forests of Madagascar...

4th February 2016

Just south east of Africa sits the fourth largest island in the world: Madagascar. It is home to some of the world’s most extraordinary wildlife and the majority of species found here exist nowhere else on earth.

Transferring skills from Chester to Madagascar

4th February 2016

We want to make sure we are at the forefront of the conservation work needed to help save the critically endangered golden mantella frog from extinction.Sharing skills and knowledge with our colleagues around the world is an important part of conservation. 

Update from South America & our work to protect the Ecuador Amazon parrot

3rd February 2016

In 2014 ten members of Chester Zoo staff went on an expedition to Ecuador to learn more about the Ecuador Amazon parrot. Two members of the team have since returned to carry out more surveys on this endangered bird.

Life in the Chester Zoo lab

29th January 2016

Since 2007, we have been lucky enough to have our own dedicated endocrinology lab, the only one of its kind in the UK! Find out more about what our scientists get up to in the Chester Zoo lab...

The conservation breeding of black rhinos

29th January 2016

Chester Zoo is now home to ten Eastern black rhinos following the birth of male calf Gabe earlier this month. Here's an insight into the work that takes place behind the scenes of our successful breeding programme.

Understanding proboscis monkey behaviour

27th January 2016

Little research has been carried out on proboscis monkey behaviour. Helen Pople, whose research we helped through our Studentship programme, tells us more about the work she's been doing around this species. 

VIDEO: saving one of the world's largest land mammals

25th January 2016

We’ve been working with the Lowland Tapir Conservation Initiative in Brazil for over 13 years. Watch a short interview we did with project coordinator Patricia Medici as well as the TED talk she presented at the Ted Fellows Retreat. 

Learning more about the critically endangered Bermuda skink

21st January 2016

You may recognise our next guest blogger, Heléna Turner, from one of our previous updates. Heléna is a PhD student and was awarded one of our 2015 studentships to support her work with the Bermuda skink.

The return of the Sao Tome fiscal shrike

15th January 2016

The latest in our studentship series comes from Tom Lewis who studied the Sao Tome fiscal shrike, a bird endemic to the island of Sao Tome in the Gulf of Guinea. This bird supposedly disappeared for around 90 years before being rediscovered in 1991.

What do elephants do in the dark?

14th January 2016

What do elephants get up to at night? We've supported some research work into the nocturnal behaviour of a large group of orphaned Asian elephant calves at a rehabilitation centre in southern Sri Lanka.

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