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In spring 2015 we’re opening Islands, the largest zoo development in the UK and a new experience at Chester Zoo.
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Zoo News 15/12/14
We've just launched a brand new site for Islands at Chester Zoo - the biggest zoo development in the history of UK zoos.
Zoo News 04/12/14
A rare capuchin monkey born at Chester Zoo has given a boost to a species seriously threatened with extinction in the wild.
Field News 17/12/14
Chester Zoo is to be the main sponsor of the 2014 Maasai Olympics – an event which is using sport to replace wildlife hunting as traditional warrior activity in East Africa.
Field News 15/12/14
A unique decade-long study has unearthed fascinating new traits in a tiny mammal species.
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