Category: Animal news
We’re celebrating the birth of a rare baby okapi.
The female calf, born to mum K’tusha (7) and dad Stomp (17), arrived safely following a 14-month-long pregnancy.
CCTV cameras at the zoo captured the calf’s first wobbly steps as she was gently encouraged to her feet by mum, shortly after birth. Now, the shy new arrival has stepped outside for the first time after spending the first few weeks of life snuggled up in a cosy nest.
Our keepers have named the adorable youngster ‘Nia Nia’ in homage to a small village that is in the centre of the Okapi Wildlife Reserve, a place where the zoo’s field partners are based, in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) – the only country in the world where okapis are found in the wild.
The okapi’s zebra-like stripes on its back legs allow offspring to easily follow their mothers into the dense forests in the DRC, keeping them well hidden from predators. Its elusive nature, paired with its impressive sense of hearing and unique camouflage, led to the species being nicknamed the ‘African unicorn’ as the animal went undiscovered until as recently as 1901.
One of the world’s smallest species of monkey has been born at Chester Zoo.
Keepers are celebrating the birth of a rare baby rhino!
With severe fires ravaging Latin America, we take a look at those tackling the problem first-hand, and the ways each and every one of us can restore hope for these threatened ecosystems.
On our quest to prevent the extinction of the Asian elephant, we take a closer look at what our Hi-Way herd get up to at night.
We’re celebrating the birth of a critically endangered Bornean orangutan.
Unusual frogs found in the dry forests of Mexico have bred at Chester Zoo – a European zoo first for the species.
Our bird experts have successfully bred two great green macaw chicks – a first for the zoo.
This International Tiger Day, we’re reflecting on the first phase of our Living with Tigers project in the Terai region of Nepal.