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Now is the time to ACT FOR ELEPHANTS

24th August 2016

Together we are raising vital funds to save young elephants around the world from a deadly virus. Your fantastic support has been flooding in – and for that we’re extremely grateful, we couldn’t do it without you!

“Science takes a lot of hard work & time”

19th August 2016

Our Chester Zoo scholars are working on a range of topics from conservation breeding, monitoring animal populations, human-wildlife conflict and the well-being of species at the zoo.

Bornean orangutans are officially critically endangered

19th August 2016

Bornean orangutans are one step closer to extinction after scientists officially announce their status is now ‘Critically Endangered’ in the wild; the last step before being declared extinct in the wild...

My 1,000 Mile Marine Month for Act for Wildlife

18th August 2016

We’d like to introduce you to Ross Edgley, one of our amazing Act for Wildlife supporters. As you can probably guess from the title of this blog, this man is going pretty far to help raise awareness and funds for our orangutan conservation work!

Celebrating World Elephant Day!

12th August 2016

Happy World Elephant Day! Today we’re celebrating all things to do with this amazing animal. This blog comes from one of our conservation scholars who has been studying the social wellbeing of our elephant herd at Chester Zoo.

VIDEO: saving Asian elephants in Assam

12th August 2016

Asian elephants in Assam, India are losing their precious forest homes as trees are being replaced with villages, tea gardens and rice crops. Today is World Elephant Day (12 August), and to celebrate we wanted to tell you more about the work we're doing in Assam to protect the magnificent Asian elephant. 

Boosting bird populations in the wild

3rd August 2016

Seven rare northern bald ibis chicks are now destined for the wild in Europe, after hatching at Chester Zoo. These chicks are part of a conservation breeding and release programme to help boost their numbers globally.

A year in the life of a pine marten

1st August 2016

Last year we joined forces with The Vincent Wildlife Trust on their Pine Marten Recovery Project. See how one pine marten in particular has settled into her new life in Wales.

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.

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