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About Us

Where do we start? With our 20,000 animals, in 125 acres of award-winning zoological gardens? With the 1.6 million people who come to visit every year? Or with the many conservation projects we’re involved with, at home and abroad?

The fact is, these are all vital parts of what makes Chester Zoo one of the world’s top zoos, and the UK’s number one wildlife attraction. You can read more in this message from Mark Pilgrim, our Director General.

You can get in touch with us on our contact us page.

We're a registered charity

And we're passionate about what we do. Whether it's creating a brilliant day out for you, or working with endangered wildlife around the world, we couldn't do it without your help.

Learn more about our conservation projects here or on our Act for Wildlife website here.

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Come and see us

We're open daily from 10am all year, except Christmas Day and Boxing Day. You can park for free, or come by train, bus or bicycle. (Cyclists get 15% off their tickets!)

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