Keepers at Chester Zoo are celebrating the birth of a rare red-bellied lemur baby – the first of its kind to be born at the zoo.
A rare Rothschild’s giraffe has been born at Chester Zoo with video footage capturing the incredible moment the new calf entered the world. Born to mum Orla at 3am on 3rd March, CCTV images clearly show the young male landing onto soft straw as he makes a journey of two metres to the ground. Already […]
The arrival of a critically endangered rhino calf born at Chester Zoo last month is being celebrated by conservationists around the globe. New mum Ema Elsa gave birth to the female eastern black rhino on 29th October, following a 15-month-long pregnancy, with the zoo’s CCTV cameras capturing the incredible moment the little one arrived. With […]
Some wonderful news from Chester Zoo this week following the arrival of twin ring-tailed lemur babies. Seven-year-old mum Fiona gave birth to the adorable pair following a 135-day-long pregnancy and the tiny duo have been clinging to mum ever since. The tiny twins, who weigh just a few hundred grams and stand 15cm tall, will […]
A critically endangered Sumatran orangutan has been born at Chester Zoo. The yet to be named new baby arrived to mother Subis in November, following a nine-month pregnancy, with both doing well. The new male is being celebrated as an important addition to the international breeding programme for the highly threatened species. With fewer than […]
Chester Zoo has announced the hatching of two chicks belonging to a species that was declared extinct in the wild 47 years ago. The Socorro dove originates from an island located 400 miles off the west coast of Mexico, but vanished from the wild completely in 1972. The birds were wiped out after sheep were […]
BAFTA-nominated The Secret Life of the Zoo returned to our screens this week with cameras revealing parts of Chester Zoo that visitors never get to see. The new series, narrated by acclaimed British actress Tamsin Greig, offers a compelling insight into the private lives of animals at the zoo, from the social behaviour of rare […]