Chester Zoo

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Chester Zoo, which holds black rhinos (Diceros bicornis michaeli) and Greater one-horned rhinos (Rhinoceros unicornis), has a strong in situ conservation programme, partnering with Save the Rhino in supporting field projects: the Laikipia Wildlife Forum, the Association of Private Land Rhino Sanctuaries and the Chyulu Hills Game scout and rhino programme in Kenya; the Mkomazi Rhino Sanctuary in Tanzania; Manas National Park in Assam, India, as part of IRV2020, and the Rhino Protection Unit programme and Sumatran Rhino Sanctuary in Indonesia.

As well as providing substantial financial support for these projects through Save the Rhino, Chester Zoo's Education Department has provided valuable expertise and training for environmental education programmes in Laikipia (the Environmental Education and Eco-Literacy Programme) and Mkomazi (Rafiki wa Faru). Chester Zoo staff regularly visit East Africa to review work and their support is greatly valued by Save the Rhino and by the field programmes.

For more information about Chester Zoo's in situ conservation work, please visit its website,