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Importance of conservation

By Chester Zoo

A young Wollemi Pine, a plant only discovered in 1994 and previously known only from fossil records, is obtained by the Zoo for conservation purposes. It was a welcome addition to our botanical collection and was thought to be extinct. It was rediscovered in a secluded location in its native Australia. Our botanical team ensured that a population of this rare plant remains under cultivation.

On top of that three groups from the zoo’s cacti collection are awarded National Collection Status in recognition of their scientific and conservational importance.

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