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MALAYAN TAPIR CALF BORN

Say hello to Solo - the first Malayan tapir calf to ever be born at the zoo!

The rare youngster arrived to first time parents Margery (4) and Betong (3). Less than 2,500 Malayan tapirs are now thought to exist in the forests and rainforests of their native South East Asia, largely due to the destruction of their habitat.

Baby tapirs are born with a dark brown coat covered in white spots and stripes to help provide camouflage against the forest floor. They lose those patterns in the first year of their life and develop their adult coats, with one half of their bodies black and the other half white.

READ MORE: http://www.chesterzoo.org/attractions-and-exhibits/zoo-news/2016/07/endangered-malayan-tapir-born


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Hogwarts warthogs! New piglets named after Harry Potter characters

Three tiny warthog piglets, named after Harry Potter characters, have just made their debuts.

The piglets, which have been revealed as two girls and one boy, have been called Hedwig, Nagini and Aragog in tribute to some of the animals at the famous school of witchcraft and wizardry.

The trio arrived to mum Tamzin and dad Magnum on 9 June after a six month pregnancy.

READ MORE: http://www.chesterzoo.org/global/press-and-media/press-releases/2016/07/hogwarts-warthogs?page=1
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A five-day-old Sulawesi crested macaque clings to first-time mum Camilla.

Camilla's baby is an important addition to the European breeding programme for the critically endangered species of monkey.

The species is highly threatened with extinction in the wild, with fewer than 5,000 estimated to remain on its native island of Sulawesi due to large scale habitat loss and illegal poaching.

Our new arrival increases the number of Sulawesi crested macaques living in our new Islands habitat – the biggest development in the history of UK zoos - to 16.

Discover #IslandsatCZ here: http://www.chesterzoo.org/islands 
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Capybara mum Lochley has given birth to four pups!

Zookeepers spotted Lochley giving birth to her first two youngsters at around 7:30am this morning with the third and fourth members of her new quartet arriving just before 11am, in front of amazed visitors.

Sometimes referred to as the giant guinea pig, the capybara comes from South America and can grow up to 1.5m (4.9ft) in length.

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It's the pitter patter of tiny, spotty feet...!

Meet Solo, the first Malayan tapir to ever be born at the zoo, seen here with his mum, Margery...

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SCOTTISH WILDCAT KITTEN BORN!

Wait for it... Amazing video footage has captured a rare Scottish wildcat kitten emerging from its den for the first time since birth!

The arrival of the kitten has given a big boost to conservation efforts working to bring Britain’s rarest mammal back from the edge of extinction. As part of our Act for Wildlife campaign, we hope to one day be able to release offspring back into the wild.

Experts believe there could now be fewer than 100 left in the UK, making the Scottish wildcat, or ‘Highland tiger’, one of the most endangered cat populations in the world.

The three Scottish wildcats currently at the zoo – mum Einich, dad Cromarty and the new kitten - are in a special behind-the-scenes breeding facility, but visitors to the zoo can see them via a live webcam.

MORE HERE: http://www.actforwildlife.org.uk/blog/blog/post/487-britainas-rarest-mammal-born-at-chester-zoo-

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It's ok momma, be cranky. You did a great job. Congratulations.
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⚡️HOGWARTS WARTHOGS⚡️

We’re naming a new trio of tiny warthogs after Harry Potter characters!

Any suggestions for The Sorting Hat? Harry Trotter? Dumbleboar? Hogrid?
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These four fluffy yellow #ducklings are some of the rarest in the world.

Experts fear there may be as few as 350 white-winged #ducks left on the planet making these little guys very, very special indeed...

READ MORE: http://www.chesterzoo.org/attractions-and-exhibits/zoo-news/endangered-ducklings-hatch 
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The incredible islands of South East Asia, right here in Cheshire!
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Wow looks cool, we'll be there on Friday 😉
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1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, #capybara pups!

This lot look like they’re going to be quite the handful for new mums Lochley and Lilly.
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clare warren
a week ago
You get very tired here! lots of walking but the is transport too and a mono rail. Had a great day a bit expensive but the animals are very well looked after and have decent sized enclosures and they look happy,not marching up and down all the time as in some zoos! Food is a bit expensive so best take a packed lunch . Enjoyed the Island river cruise ,something different and a chance to have a rest. All in all a good day out but get there as it opens as you need more than a day to get round it all!
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Chris jW
a month ago
Excellent day out and great value for the family or couples alike. Chester Zoo has a breeding program for endangered animals, so you will always see some baby animals, which - lets face it - are cute. Facilities are good, lots of volunteers and staff to advise or guide you and the new 'Islands' area is very scenic indeed, with a free boat ride around the facility. Food is expensive for what it is, as is all these venues. However essential drinks on a warm day are reasonable. Excellent large car park or catch the no1 bus from Chester by the Cathedral bus terminus.
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Ian Frazer
2 weeks ago
Great family day out plenty to see. Food and drink are priced about standard for these kind of places so I would recommend taking your own. The dinosaur land was a nice addition just needs to be alot bigger. One big problem we found was we went on a weekday and there was alot of school trips at the zoo and there didn't seem to be a structure to the way they went around the zoo. So it made it very busy between 10 -12 so school trips need limiting as there were loads at the zoo. Then structure there day so not to cause full paying guessed to be falling over 100s of school kids.
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I've been going the zoo for years and it's great! As a member I think you need more perks! Free monorail and early bird opening , also I wish you would get a gorilla and some grey wolfs , a cougar and grizzly bear a North American sector as most animals African etc . I also think money should be invested in a more grandeous Sign at zoo opening ✌️Free monorail for members 🙏
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Richard Wallace
a month ago
Brilliant zoo and a great day out. The Zoo is always very clean and tidy and the staff generally are very helpful and friendly. Most of the animals look very well cared for and happy and we always get good views. We go to Chester Zoo every year and still love it. It would most definitely be a 5-Star review if it weren't for the price. Going to the Zoo is a VERY expensive day out. Not only on entrance fee, but also on snacks and drinks once inside...take your own sarnies!
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Paul Dines
2 weeks ago
Without a doubt the best zoo i have ever visited. it is modern engaging and just an all round great experience. Me and my girlfriend went on the meerkat experiences which was amazing and i recommend highly. Bring a bottle of water or two as i have never seen a drink cost so much in my life
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Jonathan Harper
a month ago
Absolutely amazing. So many exhibits with plenty of information. Very well run and well maintained. Maybe a bit too big for small children to see everything in one day and I reckon they will struggle with the amount of walking. Only real negative is cost of food and drinks are insanely high. I recommend bringing a packed lunch, your own lollies and a 2L bottle of something to drink otherwise costs can very easily get out of control.
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Steven Spauls
2 weeks ago
Always great even in the rain, we are bias as we live in the City and are members, which is great for short visits often. Our 3 year olds speech and language development has been boosted by visiting the zoo, well done animals.