Wildlife conservation is at the heart of everything we do and we use evidence to help identify and address many of the challenges our natural world faces.

We’re constantly evaluating our techniques at the zoo and in the field to ensure we’re providing the best care for wildlife – from studying frogs and their bacteria to leading the way with new research into a deadly virus that’s affecting young elephants worldwide.

The way an animal behaves can tell us a lot about its health and well-being and our scientists are using the latest techniques to study animal behaviour to ensure we maintain the highest standards of welfare for all the animals in our care.

Sharing our knowledge

We want to share our expertise with other zoos and conservation projects around the world to ensure that we strengthen the connection between the work being done in zoos and in the wild. We think working in collaboration is vital in protecting wildlife around the world.

We have an active partnership with the IUCN Species Survival Commission (SSC) Asian Wild Cattle Specialist Group (AWCSG) – focusing mainly on the anoa, babirusa and banteng.

The group is made up of other experts, including conservationists, biologists and zoo professionals committed to sharing information, research and conservation of Asian wild cattle.

The babirusa, anoa and banteng are all threatened with extinction as a result of hunting and habitat loss, so any work being done to help protect them is vital.

Anoa among long grass at Chester Zoo