Can they live together in harmonious cohabitation? Watch them in action.
Find out more about Rud and Spike the penguins, Kitani the rhino, Hari the elephant calf, Boris the chimp and the rest of the animals
Grumpy elephant Thi is expecting a baby. The chimps battle for dominance. Red panda Nima gives her partner Jung the cold shoulder. And the meerkats prove they're not as loveable as they first seem.
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Inseparable penguins Rud and Spike have been a couple for 15 years. But Rud's arthritic hip could be affecting his quality of life. The tigers move house, and a tarantula risks his life to reproduce.
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The giraffe family have a new arrival. Frog keeper Pip creates a love den to try to get endangered frogs in the mood to lay eggs. And the aardvarks wreak havoc by night.
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A potentially deadly virus hits the elephant house. Will Chester's female zebras be interested in new stallion Mac? Plus: the bizarre world of the naked mole rat.
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Boris the chimp takes a moorhen chick hostage. French crocodile François turns his snout up at British food. The keepers try to spark romance between turtles Raja and Aris. Plus: young penguins.
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Female rhino Kitani is introduced to her new mate, Magadi. But rhino mating is a risky business. There's a surprise birth in the orangutan house. Plus: fruit bats, macaques and young jaguars.
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Two of Chester Zoo's zebras are about to give birth. Meanwhile, lioness Kumari seems to be losing interest in her partner, Iblis. And two of warthog Magnum's children are becoming hard to control.
Kendari the babirusa is pregnant, but otters Wallace and Annie keep throwing stones at her house. Next door, orangutan Willie is struggling to impress females Sarikei and Leia.
Penguin chick Munch fights for his life when there's disease in the colony. When young male tortoise Football muscles in on 71-year-old Bert's harem, the keepers bring in two Swedish female tortoises.
Oana the anoa and capybara Lochley both give birth. Tiger mum Kirana's sons are being moved to other zoos to start their own families. Young monkey Rocky won't pay attention to his mum's life lessons.
Four of Chester's orangutans go missing. The dominant female meerkat faces a power struggle with her own daughter. Can bull elephant Aung Bo help provide a baby to keep lone youngster Nandita company?
Young orangutan Indah decides to open all of her family's Christmas stockings. There's a Christmas baby in the tapir house. Ten brave keepers have to catch reticulated python Bali for a health check.
Can mantis Bruce survive mating with deadly Natasha? Rhino couple Beni and Asha are reunited after four years apart. Giant anteater Pedro falls ill. Bald ibis chick Britney is critically underweight.
Young giraffe mum Tula gives birth, while this year's brood of penguin chicks face the ordeal of joining the main pool, where they must compete for fish with the adult penguins
The arrival of a new female chimp causes upheaval at the zoo, baby otter Bo goes missing, cheetah mum Kinky Tail is on the operating table, and the meerkats steal the porcupines' food
Young elephant Nandita isn't happy when her half-sister is born. Bush dog Franco has got his sister-in-law pregnant. Rhino beetle Sheldon has a damaged wing case; can he impress female beetle Alice?
Tapir Jenny, who has two young offspring, falls ill. Can rhino Kifaru, who has arthritic knees, mate with younger, taller and heavier female rhino Malindi? Widowed porcupine Roxy meets a new mate.
Rare okapi Stomp injures K'Tusha with his horn when he tries to mate with her. Two African painted dogs compete to impress two new females. Plus: turtles and cassowaries.
Mr Parsons the chameleon meets a new mate, Daphne from Paris. Young giraffe Murchison faces the great outdoors for the first time. And another baby elephant is born.
Four rare and mysterious tenrecs arrive at the zoo. Endangered eastern black rhino Kitani is due to give birth. And jewel wasp Ripley searches for a cockroach to turn into a zombie egg incubator.
Red panda Jung is losing weight and no one knows why. Mandrill Ludo gets over-friendly with his dad's girlfriend when his dad's at the vet's. Plus: tigers, and penguins.
Pygmy marmoset Audrey has to carry her babies everywhere. Andean bear cub Madidi embarks on an adventure into a neighbouring paddock. Plus: young elephants and baby hyraxes.
The chimps have been brandishing a large stick; keeper Niall tries to get it back. Male onager Holmes chases every female in sight - including the camel next door - during mating season.
Chester's male lemurs' peaceful life is turned upside down by a female arrival. Can Permata, a young Javan green magpie, impress older female Metina and help boost their endangered population?
The keepers are busy making gifts for the animals but there's chaos when the chimps seek out their parcels. Will dwarf mongooses Cooper and Mini have new babies before Christmas? Plus rhinos and ants.
Sloth Tina has been giving her partner Rico a hard time, but the keepers have a plan to bring them closer together. And three-legged chameleon Tripod goes speed-dating.
The tapirs move to a new home. Golden poison frog Pablo has lost interest in his partner Maria, so bad boy El Loco is brought in to shake things up. Baby porcupine Marion faces off the meerkat mob.
Sun bears Toni and Millie have relationship problems. Critically endangered eastern black rhino Zuri gives birth to baby Ike. Otter Annie has three new pups. And camel Shan-shan is unwell.
Aardvark Koos gets romantic with his sister in this night-time special. Can underdog seahorse Seabiscuit grow the vital appendage he needs to attract a mate? Plus: bats and mouse deer.
Chameleons Charles and Eddie try to impress new arrival Ruby. Orangutan sisters Emma and Subis are expecting babies by male Puluh at the same time. The aardvarks are making the new meerkats anxious.
African painted dog K'mana is pregnant with Chester's first ever litter of this endangered species. Meanwhile, can atlas moths Dave and Simon find mates during their five-day lifespan? Plus: okapis.
Giraffe Orla is due to give birth. Orangutan baby Tombol tests his luck with the gibbons. Overconfident ibis chick Professor X gets into trouble. Can a timid sengi take over his dad's breeding duties?
Young orangutan Tripa is half the size of other orangutans his age. He relies on his mum for everything but can he become independent when she has a new baby? Plus: penguins, beetles and painted dogs.
Spider monkey Kiara seems more interested in hanging out with the youngsters than looking after her baby. Baby capybara Henry enjoys having the attention of all the female capybaras.
The keepers struggle to transport a suspicious warthog and a giraffe. Caiman lizard Gary keeps diving into the pool headfirst, even when it's empty. A baby gibbon is a passion killer for its parents.
The keepers think that pregnant elephant Thi is three months overdue. Rampant giraffe Meru relentlessly chases the females in his herd. Plus: anteaters and clownfish.