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Spot the difference

1st October 2014

As the orangutan is one of our closest relatives we thought we’d explore some of the similarities and differences between us. 

Using new technology to conserve orangutans

29th September 2014

Here at Chester Zoo we’re always looking for new tools to help us Act for Wildlife and for the past year we’ve been funding an exciting project developing innovative technologies which will help us conserve the Critically Endangered Sumatran orangutan.

Know your orangutans?

24th September 2014

Think you know you're orangutans? Brush up on facts about 

William Oliver Obituary

19th September 2014

It is with great sadness that we report the passing of William Oliver who died in the Philippines on 10 September 2014. Our Conservation Project Manager, Roger Wilkinson, worked with William for over 20 years.

How your donations help orangutans

16th September 2014

It’s nearly time to Go Orange for Orangutans! Last October you helped us raise £15,000 for our orangutan conservation projects. Find out how your donations helped.  

How will you Go Orange for Orangutans?

9th September 2014

Wild orangutans in the Bornean rainforest need our help! Their habitat is being destroyed at a worrying rate, so we need to act now to help save this amazing ape. How will you Go Orange for Orangutans? 

Let's Go Orange!

5th September 2014

If we don't act now we risk losing the orangutan species forever. This is why we're asking you to Go Orange for Orangutans this October. 

Have your own Bioblitz

2nd September 2014

This weekend (Sat 6 & Sun 7 Sep) we're taking part in the 2014 BIAZA BioBlitz - a 24 hour period of wildlife spotting that aims to record as many species as possible. Find out how you can still get involved in recording wildlife too...

Chester Zoo Bioblitz

28th August 2014

As well as the exotic animals in our collection Chester Zoo is home to a whole host of amazing native animals, birds and plants, and we need your help finding them all!

International Orangutan Day 2014

19th August 2014

It’s International Orangutan Day (Tue 19 August) – the perfect time to tell you all about our Go Orange for Orangutans campaign, why we’re joining in with conservation organisations around the world to help raise the profile of orangutans, and how you can act too!

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