9 Feb 2023

We recently celebrated the birth of a Coquerel’s sifaka, becoming the first zoo in Europe to successfully breed this critically endangered lemur.

2 Feb 2023

Chester Zoo statement regarding animal escape training exercise on 2 February 2023.

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30 Jan 2023

Primary and secondary school children can visit the zoo for free during this week’s planned teacher strike, to explore the zoo and learn about our mission to prevent extinction of endangered species.

25 Jan 2023

Check out the amazing moment the adorable joey emerged from mum Kitawa’s pouch for the very first time!

12 Jan 2023

We’re delighted to introduce a new little rockstar to our troop of Western chimpanzees here at the zoo!

20 Dec 2022

With just hours before the final deadline, an agreement was reached for global biodiversity at the fifteenth Conference of the Parties (COP15), on the Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD) in Montreal, Canada.

20 Dec 2022

Strictly Come Dancing winner and children’s TV presenter, Hamza Yassin will be joining our Wild Science Safari on 21 February 2023.

12 Dec 2022

We’ve joined forces with The University of Chester to launch a first-of-its-kind course to help save the planet!

8 Dec 2022

We’re celebrating the pitter-patter of tiny, spotty and stripy feet as a rare Malayan tapir has been born at the zoo!

25 Nov 2022

Nearly 30 years after the golden skiffia disappeared from Mexico’s waters, our conservationists have helped to return the rare fish to the wild.