Category: Conservation & Science
We’ve welcomed the arrival of a rare baby giant anteater, who has been adorably clinging to its mum’s back!
We’ve been given the green light to create a new habitat for vulnerable snow leopards, arriving at the zoo next year.
The time has come for yet another year of Hedgehog Watch, and we want you to be involved!
Over the past two years, hundreds of families and communities in Cheshire have come together to map Chester’s hedgehogs and other wildlife in one of the biggest citizen science projects of its kind in the UK. As the project reaches its third year, we’re looking for Chester residents to borrow a camera trap and join our exciting initiative to discover what wildlife’s in your garden!
In the midst of a biodiversity and climate crisis in the UK, our local Nature Recovery Corridor project is providing a shining beacon of hope!
We’ve formed an exciting new partnership with businesses and partners in the Cheshire Science Corridor to work on cutting edge and world leading research.
“The animal and plants we care for here at Chester Zoo help to conserve their species in many ways.”
“We’re always looking for the best ways to care for our animals here at the zoo. That’s why our Behaviour and Wellbeing scientists work closely with Animal Curators and Keepers to closely watch the behaviours of all our animals.”
“The amazing science of conservation physiology is a key part of our work at Chester Zoo as it helps us to provide the best possible care for our animals and may even help to protect their wild relatives.”
“Back in 2003 when I first started, research in conservation was still very much based and focused on the natural sciences like biology and ecology.”
“Chester Zoo is a leader in wildlife reproduction research and we’re always looking for new, innovative ways to support the animals in our care and help protect those in the wild.”