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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?

We work hard because we love animals, we care about nature, we love Chester Zoo and we want to be the BEST conservation charity in the world! 

You can read more in this message from Dr Mark Pilgrim, our Director General or 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 work around the world on our Act for Wildlife website here.

Get involved and support us

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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