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Zoo News 21/08/14
Two rare red panda cubs are the latest new arrivals at the zoo.
Zoo News 05/08/14
We're delighted to say that Chester Zoo has been rated the UK's number one zoo, the second best in Europe and the sixth best zoo in the world, according to millions of traveller reviews and opinions.
Field News 04/08/14
Chester Zoo has teamed up with Everton in the Community to raise vital funds for Act for Wildlife and the Gashaka Biodiversity Project (GBP).
Field News 24/07/14
The Ecuador amazon parrot has been given a new ‘endangered’ status following the results of our expedition to South America earlier in the year.
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