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Chimpanzee born at Chester zoo offers ‘real hope’ for world’s rarest subspecies

By Robyn Vinter

12 Jan 2023 · 1 min read

Conservationists are celebrating the birth of the “world’s rarest chimpanzee” at a UK zoo.

Chester zoo has welcomed the arrival of the male critically endangered western or west African chimpanzee, which was delivered after an eight-month pregnancy.

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