Animal talks

Ever wanted to know what a lion uses its big teeth for? How fast a penguin can swim or how many muscles are in an elephant’s trunk? Then our daily animal talks will suit you down to the ground..

You can ask whatever you like and we’ll let you in on all the little secrets, you may even encounter a lion skull or an elephants tooth!

Each day we do different talks at different times, so double check when you are at the zoo (but just so you know, sometimes we need to change the times of our talks because of the weather or animal needs).

Which day are you coming to see us?

Select day of the week

Monday

Animal Talk

Discover Bugs –10:00 - 11:30

Join our Zoo Rangers between 10am and 11.30am to get up close to some of our exotic invertebrates in Butterfly Journey. Learn more about this animal!

Animal Talk

Elephant talk –12:45 - 13:00

Did you know... that an elephant's trunk is actually its nose and top lip fused into one, and that new-born elephants have to learn how it works?! Find out what it's like to be an elephant calf growing up at Chester Zoo and what we do to help Asian Elephants in the wild. Learn more about this animal!

Animal Talk

Camel and Onager talk –13:15 - 13:30

One hump or two? Find out cool camel facts and onager info at this talk. Learn more about this animal!

Animal Talk

Chimpanzee talk –13:45 - 14:00

Isn't it great to be an ape? Find out what we have in common with our closest relatives - strictly no monkeying around! Learn more about this animal!

Animal Talk

Komodo Dragon talk –14:15 - 14:30

They may not breathe fire, but they do have surprisingly bad breath! Find out more about our gruesome twosome. Learn more about this animal!

Animal Talk

Meerkat talk –14:45 - 15:00

Did you know - a group of meerkats is called a mob? Join us and find out more about our meerkat family - simples! Learn more about this animal!

Tuesday

Animal Talk

Discover Amphibians –10:00 - 11:30

Amphibians are a very diverse group of animals, and play an important role in the ecosystem. However many of them need our help to save them from extinction. The Golden Mantella is a tiny frog from Madagascar that our team is trying hard to save. Join us in the Tropical Realm (10-11.30am) and discover some of the ground breaking techniques being used in the field. Learn more about this animal!

Animal Talk

Elephant talk –12:45 - 13:00

Did you know... that an elephant's trunk is actually its nose and top lip fused into one, and that new-born elephants have to learn how it works?! Find out what it's like to be an elephant calf growing up at Chester Zoo and what we do to help Asian Elephants in the wild. Learn more about this animal!

Animal Talk

Camel and Onager talk –13:15 - 13:45

One hump or two? Find out cool camel facts and onager info at this talk.
Learn more about this animal!

Animal Talk

Chimpanzee talk –13:45 - 14:00

Isn't it great to be an ape? Find out what we have in common with our closest relatives - strictly no monkeying around!
Learn more about this animal!

Animal Talk

Jaguar talk –14:15 - 14:30

Did you know - jaguars are the only big cat found in Americas? Find out more about the elusive jaguar. Learn more about this animal!

Animal Talk

Penguin talk –14:45 - 15:00

Want to see what happens when you mix over 30 Humboldt penguins with 15 kilograms of fish? Join us for a splashing good time at the penguins and find out a little bit more about our feathered friends. Learn more about this animal!

Wednesday

Animal Talk

Discover Rainforests –10:00 - 11:30

Rainforests are home to an amazing array of plants and animals. Join us in the Jaguar House between 10am and 11.30am as we celebrate the diversity of life found in the South American rainforest and discover easy steps we can all take to save them. Learn more about this animal!

Animal Talk

Elephant talk –12:45 - 13:00

Did you know... that an elephant's trunk is actually its nose and top lip fused into one, and that new-born elephants have to learn how it works?! Find out what it's like to be an elephant calf growing up at Chester Zoo and what we do to help Asian Elephants in the wild. Learn more about this animal!

Animal Talk

Camel and Onager talk –13:15 - 13:30

One hump or two? Find out cool camel facts and onager info at this talk.
Learn more about this animal!

Animal Talk

Chimpanzee talk –13:45 - 14:00

Isn't it great to be an ape? Find out what we have in common with our closest relatives - strictly no monkeying around! Learn more about this animal!

Animal Talk

Komodo Dragon talk –14:15 - 14:30

They may not breathe fire, but they do have surprisingly bad breath! Find out more about our gruesome twosome. Learn more about this animal!

Animal Talk

Meerkat talk –14:45 - 15:00

Did you know - a group of meerkats is called a mob? Join us and find out more about our meerkat family - simples! Learn more about this animal!

Thursday

Animal Talk

Discover Mountain Chickens –10:00 - 11:30

We do lots of work trying to save this endangered frog from extinction, and have borrowed some of the equipment used to monitor them in the wild. Join us in Islands in Danger between 10am and 11.30am to test your field skills and find out why we should save the Mountain Chicken. Learn more about this animal!

Animal Talk

Elephant talk –12:45 - 13:00

Did you know... that an elephant's trunk is actually its nose and top lip fused into one, and that new-born elephants have to learn how it works?! Find out what it's like to be an elephant calf growing up at Chester Zoo and what we do to help Asian Elephants in the wild.
Learn more about this animal!

Animal Talk

Camel and Onager talk –13:15 - 13:30

One hump or two? Find out cool camel facts and onager info at this talk.
Learn more about this animal!

Animal Talk

Chimpanzee talk –13:45 - 14:00

Isn't it great to be an ape? Find out what we have in common with our closest relatives - strictly no monkeying around! Learn more about this animal!

Animal Talk

Giant Otter talk –14:15 - 14:30

Slightly bigger than the average otter, come and meet our giants! Learn more about this animal!

Animal Talk

Penguin talk –14:45 - 15:00

Want to see what happens when you mix over 30 Humboldt penguins with 15 kilograms of fish? Join us for a splashing good time at the penguins and find out a little bit more about our feathered friends. Learn more about this animal!

Friday

Animal Talk

Discover Bugs –10:00 - 11:30

Join our Zoo Rangers between 10am and 11.30am to get up close to some of our exotic invertebrates in Butterfly Journey. Learn more about this animal!

Animal Talk

Elephant talk –12:45 - 13:00

Did you know... that an elephant's trunk is actually its nose and top lip fused into one, and that new-born elephants have to learn how it works?! Find out what it's like to be an elephant calf growing up at Chester Zoo and what we do to help Asian Elephants in the wild.
Learn more about this animal!

Animal Talk

Camel and Onager talk –13:15 - 13:30

One hump or two? Find out cool camel facts and onager info at this talk. Learn more about this animal!

Animal Talk

Chimpanzee talk –13:45 - 14:00

Isn't it great to be an ape? Find out what we have in common with our closest relatives - strictly no monkeying around! Learn more about this animal!

Animal Talk

Komodo Dragon talk –14:15 - 14:30

They may not breathe fire, but they do have surprisingly bad breath! Find out more about our gruesome twosome.
Learn more about this animal!

Animal Talk

Meerkat talk –14:45 - 15:00

Did you know - a group of meerkats is called a mob? Join us and find out more about our meerkat family - simples!
Learn more about this animal!

Saturday

Animal Talk

Discover Bugs –10:00 - 11:30

Join our Zoo Rangers between 10am and 11.30am to get up close to some of our exotic invertebrates in Butterfly Journey. Learn more about this animal!

Animal Talk

Elephant talk –12:45 - 13:00

Did you know... that an elephant's trunk is actually its nose and top lip fused into one, and that new-born elephants have to learn how it works?! Find out what it's like to be an elephant calf growing up at Chester Zoo and what we do to help Asian Elephants in the wild. Learn more about this animal!

Animal Talk

Camel and Onager talk –13:15 - 13:30

One hump or two? Find out cool camel facts and onager info at this talk.
Learn more about this animal!

Animal Talk

Chimpanzee talk –13:45 - 14:00

Isn't it great to be an ape? Find out what we have in common with our closest relatives - strictly no monkeying around!

Learn more about this animal!

Animal Talk

Giant Otter talk –14:15 - 14:30

Slightly bigger than the average otter, come and meet our giants! Learn more about this animal!

Animal Talk

Penguin talk –14:45 - 15:00

Want to see what happens when you mix over 30 Humboldt penguins with 15 kilograms of fish? Join us for a splashing good time at the penguins and find out a little bit more about our feathered friends. Learn more about this animal!

Sunday

Animal Talk

Discover Elephants –10:00 - 11:30

Ever wondered how we keep our whole herd of elephants healthy? We’ll have some of the equipment and biofacts to show you how it’s done! Join us between 10am and 11.30am. Learn more about this animal!

Animal Talk

Elephant talk –12:45 - 13:00

Did you know... that an elephant's trunk is actually its nose and top lip fused into one, and that new-born elephants have to learn how it works?! Find out what it's like to be an elephant calf growing up at Chester Zoo and what we do to help Asian Elephants in the wild.
Learn more about this animal!

Animal Talk

Camel and Onager talk –13:15 - 13:30

One hump or two? Find out cool camel facts and onager info at this talk. Learn more about this animal!

Animal Talk

Chimpanzee talk –13:45 - 14:00

Isn't it great to be an ape? Find out what we have in common with our closest relatives - strictly no monkeying around! Learn more about this animal!

Animal Talk

Jaguar talk –14:15 - 14:30

Did you know - jaguars are the only big cat found in Americas? Find out more about the elusive jaguar. Learn more about this animal!

Animal Talk

Penguin talk –14:45 - 15:00

Want to see what happens when you mix over 30 Humboldt penguins with 15 kilograms of fish? Join us for a splashing good time at the penguins and find out a little bit more about our feathered friends. Learn more about this animal!