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Looking out for moths

26th May 2015

Interested in moths but don’t know how to entice them into your back garden without using expensive light traps? Have no fear, we have the answer: wine ropes. Here is a step by step on how to make your own.

Chester Zoo Wildlife Watch

22nd May 2015

There is something reassuring about watching wildlife. To take a moment and just watch the natural world go about its business can be both relaxing and important in assisting conservation within the UK. Get involved here...

Education is key to helping the critically endangered macaque

21st May 2015

There are currently fewer than 5000 crested macaques in Sulawesi; the population has declined by 80% during the past 30 years. We support Tangkoko Conservation Education to help protect this critically endangered species.

BioBlitz 2015 - what's the story?

20th May 2015

This weekend saw a flurry of activity in the zoo grounds with Bioblitz 2015 occupying some of our finest local native species experts. Our biodiversity officer gave us some of her highlights and lowlights of the event...

What's been missing from your garden?

18th May 2015

Here is a list of things that would have been in hibernation over the winter months, indulging in staying warm in bed and would have very certainly been missing from your back garden.

Changing seasons

15th May 2015

As the weather gets warmer and winter becomes a distant memory, you should start to notice the wildlife and landscape around you going through some exciting changes. The trees have leaves again, there seem to be more flowers around and even the wildlife looks a bit different.

BioBlitz is back!

14th May 2015

For the last three years, Chester Zoo has conducted its own BioBlitz, under the BIAZA (British and Irish Association of Zoos and Aquariums) BioBlitz initiative. Read more and see how you can get involved.

Why birds are flocking to holiday in the UK!

13th May 2015

For us humans the option of jetting off to another continent for a summer holiday has only come about quite recently. However, for our migrating birds, this is something that has been happening for millions of years, and is crucial for their survival.

Biodiversity trainees...a whirlwind year!

12th May 2015

Over the last 13 months we have had four fab biodiversity trainees working at the zoo. Find out what they got up to...

Going batty for bats

11th May 2015

Bat populations throughout Europe have been in decline in recent years affecting many of the bat species that we see here in the UK. It's now more important than ever to make sure that we help our native bat populations thrive once again.

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