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10:00 am - 4:00 pm


Free (normal zoo admission applies)


Chester Zoo Main Entrance

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Zoos, governments, conservationists and academics from around the world are joining forces to achieve greater impact through Action Indonesia, a global plan to protect three of Indonesia’s most impressive and threatened species.

Come to the Zoo for our first ever International Action Indonesia Day on Sunday 18 August and join forces with over 50 international organisation working to save these species.

Join the fun and games at the zoo and take action for these amazing Indonesian animals.

10-11.30am – Action Indonesia!

Meet the Rangers at the main entrance (near the Monkey house) to find out all about banteng, babirusa and anoa and what makes them so special at our Action Indonesia artefacts table. Pick up your Action Indonesia collectors cards and colour in your own animal mask!

12-2pm – Giant forest board game

Gather your herd and play our giant forest board game at Sumba House, Islands. Discover the challenges banteng, babirusa and anoa face in their wild habitats and find out about the global efforts to save them.

2.30pm – Banteng talk

Join our Zoo Ranger and banteng keeper for a talk and Q&A at the banteng habitat, Islands. Find out all about our banteng herd and why zoo herds are so important to the species’ conservation.

3pm – Babirusa & anoa talk

Join our Zoo Ranger and keeper for a talk and Q&A at the babirusa habitat, Islands. Find out all about our babirusa and anoa and how we work with conservationist in Indonesia to protect these amazing animals.

Save the date and find out more about how you can help to protect banteng, babirusa and anoa at