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    The zoo continues to expand at speed! The zoo’s visionary founder was awarded with an OBE for his enthusiasm, skill and achievements before he sadly passed away in 1978.
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  4. My very first memory of the Zoo was visiting with my auntie to see my mum who was working inthe Empila (not sure on the spelling, sorry) cafe. I would have been about 3 years ol

    My First Memory…
  5. I am so lucky to have a mum who has worked at the zoo all my life! When I was about 5 or 6,she took me to visit Mrs Waite. Mrs Waite used to hand rear babies who were abandoned

    Visiting Mrs Wa…
  6. We were on a day out at the zoo wth family and my daugther was 3 years old, she was sitting on the wall looking at the rhino that was grazing. I only turned my back for a minute,

    my daughters ri…
  7. In the summer of 1979, at the end of my second year at university, I got job working as a Waitress in the restaurant in Oakfield House. It was a busy, but very happy summer. The

    Wonderful summe…
  8. We had just moved to Chester and decided to go to the zoo. We went to see the elephants, andit turned out to be one of the first days that Jubilee met the public. He had difficul

    Jubilee - the b…
  9. In the late 70's, through to the late 80's I was an engineer working for a Chester company who serviced and repaired the cash registers at Chester Zoo. We always had to report

    Care of the Ani…
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