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Islands opens 13 July with Monsoon Forest & Sumatra opening later this summer. Read about our phased opening plans.
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Zoo News 14/06/15
At just five-days-old, Sanyu the giraffe calf is already walking tall with the rest of the herd.
Zoo News 08/06/15
Keepers are celebrating the birth of a rare Rothschild’s giraffe – the second to be born at the zoo in the space of just six months.
Field News 15/05/15
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.
Field News 24/04/15
We Act for Wildlife all over the world - from the UK to the Philippines. This month sees us launch a major new conservation project in Nepal to help protect the beautiful Bengal tiger.
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