New Scientist Live is an award-winning, mind-blowing festival of ideas and discoveries for everyone curious about science and why it matters. For four days in October, it transforms London, the world’s most exciting capital city, into the most exciting place in the universe!
Come and meet our Zoo Rangers at New Scientist Live and get ready to learn some fascinating facts…
Endocrine & Nutrition: Thursday 10 October
What can we learn from poo? Take part in a hands-on investigation using poo to test if our rhino is pregnant. Discover how Chester Zoo feed their animals at different stages of their life from baby to OAP as you try your hand at being a nutritionist, designing a diet and getting a poo score in return.
Social behaviours & communication: Friday 11 October
Find out how Chester Zoo monitors painted dogs in the zoo and in the wild. Discover which role you’d have in a painted dog pack and see if you can decipher their body language.
Monitoring species in the wild: Saturday 12 October
Discover how Chester Zoo uses technology to monitor species all over the wold; from tiny Bermuda snails to giant giraffes and many more. See if you can beat the experts, measuring an amazing giraffe skull and identifying anteaters.
Nepenthes carnivorous plants: Sunday 13 October
Nepenthes carnivorous plants: Explore Chester Zoo’s work with carnivorous plants and see a real plant up close. Learn fascinating facts about tropical pitcher plants (Nepenthes), explore their diet and their amazing mutualistic relationships to investigate their role in the ecosystem.