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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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!