Animal talks times

How do elephants talk? How many bones are in a giraffe’s neck? Why are giant otters so loud? Find the answers to all these questions and more AMAZING things at our FREE daily talks.

Our Zoo Rangers are an amazing, passionate group of people. You can ask them anything and they'll let you know about all our wonderful stories. You may even encounter an elephant's tooth or a giant otter skull.

Each day we do different talks at different times, so double check when you’re at the zoo. (Just so you know, sometimes we may change times of talks because of weather or animal needs).

Which day are you coming to see us?

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Monday

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 Dragons in Danger to test your field skills and find out why we should save the mountain chicken. Learn more about this animal!

Animal Talk

Elephant talk –11:30 - 11:45

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

Giraffe talk –12:00 - 12:15

Did you know a giraffe tongue isn’t pink, its blue? And can be a whopping 40cm long. It’s so long they even use it to clean their ears! Find out more amazing facts in our short talk about these tall animals. Learn more about this animal!

Animal Talk

Tropical Realm bird feed –13:30 - 13:45

Learn more about this animal!

Animal Talk

Chimpanzee talk –14:15 - 14:30

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 otters talk –14:45 - 15:00

Ever wondered how loud a giant otter actually is? They’re very loud, the loudest in fact! Join us to find out why they make so much noise as well as loads of other really cool adaptations that give these animals the deserved reputation of being a ‘river wolf’ out in the Amazon Rainforest. Learn more about this animal!

Animal Talk

Penguin talk –15:15 - 15:30

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!

Animal Talk

Discover Jaguars –15:30 - 16:30

Did you know that even black jaguars have spots? Join us in Spirit of the Jaguar to discover more about South America's top predator. Learn more about this animal!

Tuesday

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 –11:30 - 11:45

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

Meerkat talk –12:00 - 12:15

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!

Animal Talk

Tropical Realm bird feed –13:30 - 13:45

Learn more about this animal!

Animal Talk

Giant otters talk –14:15 - 14:30

Ever wondered how loud a giant otter actually is? They’re very loud, the loudest in fact! Join us to find out why they make so much noise as well as loads of other really cool adaptations that give these animals the deserved reputation of being a ‘river wolf’ out in the Amazon Rainforest. 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!

Animal Talk

Cheetah talk –15:15 - 15:30

Do you feel the need for speed? These cats sure do! Find out more at this talk. Learn more about this animal!

Animal Talk

Discover Komodo dragons –15:30 - 16:30

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

Wednesday

Animal Talk

Discover Komodo dragons –10:00 - 11:30

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

Animal Talk

Elephant talk –11:30 - 11:45

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

Giraffe talk –12:00 - 12:15

Did you know a giraffe tongue isn’t pink, its blue? And can be a whopping 40cm long. It’s so long they even use it to clean their ears! Find out more amazing facts in our short talk about these tall animals. Learn more about this animal!

Animal Talk

Tsavo bird feed –13:30 - 13:45

Learn more about this animal!

Animal Talk

Chimpanzee talk –14:15 - 14:30

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

Cheetah talk –14:45 - 15:00

Do you feel the need for speed? These cats sure do! Find out more at this talk. Learn more about this animal!

Animal Talk

Spider monkeys talk –15:15 - 15:30

We all know that spiders have eight legs. Join us to discover more about this peculiar type of spider that only has four legs (or possibly five - if you count their tail!) and also happens to be a monkey. Swing over to Monkeys to find out more. Learn more about this animal!

Animal Talk

Discover golden mantella –15:30 - 16:30

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 and discover some of the ground breaking techniques being used in the field. Learn more about this animal!

Thursday

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 –11:30 - 11:45

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

Meerkat talk –12:00 - 12:15

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!

Animal Talk

Tropical Realm bird feed –13:30 - 13:45

Learn more about this animal!

Animal Talk

Giraffe talk –14:15 - 15:30

Did you know a giraffe tongue isn’t pink, its blue? And can be a whopping 40cm long. It’s so long they even use it to clean their ears! Find out more amazing facts in our short talk about these tall animals. Learn more about this animal!

Animal Talk

Chimpanzee talk –14:45 - 15:00

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

Spider monkeys talk –15:15 - 15:30

We all know that spiders have eight legs. Join us to discover more about this peculiar type of spider that only has four legs (or possibly five - if you count their tail!) and also happens to be a monkey. Swing over to Monkeys to find out more. Learn more about this animal!

Animal Talk

Discover mountain chickens –15:30 - 16:30

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 Dragons in Danger to test your field skills and find out why we should save the mountain chicken. Learn more about this animal!

Friday

Animal Talk

Discover Chimps –10:00 - 11:30

Did you know that chimpanzees are our closest living relatives? These intelligent apes use tools (like twigs and stones) to catch their food. Come along to find out more! Learn more about this animal!

Animal Talk

Elephant talk –11:30 - 11:45

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

Giraffe talk –12:00 - 12:15

Did you know a giraffe tongue isn’t pink, its blue? And can be a whopping 40cm long. It’s so long they even use it to clean their ears! Find out more amazing facts in our short talk about these tall animals. Learn more about this animal!

Animal Talk

Tsavo bird feed –13:30 - 13:45

Learn more about this animal!

Animal Talk

Cheetah talk –14:15 - 14:30

Do you feel the need for speed? These cats sure do! Find out more at this talk. Learn more about this animal!

Animal Talk

Chimpanzee talk –14:45 - 15:00

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

Penguin talk –15:15 - 15:30

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!

Animal Talk

Discover golden mantella –15:30 - 16:30

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 and discover some of the ground breaking techniques being used in the field. Learn more about this animal!

Saturday

Animal Talk

Discover giraffes –10:00 - 11:30

Come and discover the tallest animals at the zoo! At around 5 metres tall, our Giraffes are head and shoulders above the rest. Did you know a giraffe tongue isn't pink, its blue? And can be a whopping 40cm long. It's so long they can use it to grab food from tall branches and even clean their ears! Learn more about this animal!

Animal Talk

Elephant talk –11:30 - 11:45

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

Meerkat talk –12:00 - 12:15

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!

Animal Talk

Tropical Realm bird feed –13:30 - 13:45

Learn more about this animal!

Animal Talk

Chimpanzee talk –14:15 - 14:30

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

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!

Animal Talk

Cheetah talk –15:15 - 15:30

Do you feel the need for speed? These cats sure do! Find out more at this talk. Learn more about this animal!

Animal Talk

Discover Black rhinos –15:30 - 16:30

With only 500 left in the wild, the future for the black rhino is critically endangered. We're proud to be one of the main organisations fighting for their survival. Learn more about this amazing animal at this talk! 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 –11:30 - 11:45

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

Black rhino talk –12:00 - 12:15

Have you ever wondered what a rhino’s horn is made of? And why some people think it can cure diseases? Find out more about our Black Rhinos and what we’re doing to help this incredible species. Learn more about this animal!

Animal Talk

Tsavo bird feed –13:30 - 13:45

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!

Animal Talk

Cheetah talk –15:15 - 15:30

Do you feel the need for speed? These cats sure do! Find out more at this talk. Learn more about this animal!

Animal Talk

Discover bugs –15:30 - 16:00

Join our Zoo Rangers between 3.30pm and 4.30pm to get up close to some of our exotic invertebrates in Butterfly Journey. Learn more about this animal!