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Lemurs watching the rare solar eclipse, a whole host of births, innovative conservation projects around the globe and the opening of the UK’s largest ever zoo development, Islands. Chester Zoo relives the moments that defined 2015 - Three tiny tiger triplets Jaya, Topan and Kasarna were born to Sumatran tigress Kirana and dad, Fabi.
Sophie the onager was more than happy to let a group of jackdaws pinch bits of her coat for their nests.
Three ring-tailed lemurs were snapped watching the solar eclipse.
The first of six Humboldt penguin chicks hatched in April – weighing just 68 grams.
Prime Minister David Cameron visited the zoo to see how work was progressing on its £40m Islands attraction, ahead of its public opening in July.
Walking tall! Sanyu, a rare Rothschild’s giraffe, was the first of two calves to be born at the zoo in 2015.
Phase one of the UK’s biggest ever zoo development, Islands, opened in July.
August saw the unveiling of Monsoon Forest – the largest indoor zoo exhibit ever built in the UK.
Four Northern bald ibis chicks which were bred at the zoo were flown to Jerez in southern Spain as part of a breed and release programme that has reintroduced the species to Europe, where it had been extinct for more than 300 years.
Sun bears made a return to the zoo after a 40-year absence. Two bears - a female named Milli and a male called Toni, arrived at the zoo in October and are the first sun bears to live in Chester since 1976.
Two cheeky sengis made their public debuts in November and hit the headlines after people around the world fell in love with the tiny creatures.
Earlier in December keepers announced the arrival of a rare female Brazilian tapir.