Due to the success of the adoption scheme and the popularity of the zoo during the war due to Molly the elephant, and the unusual friendship of Peter and Mowgli the zoo made its
By the end of the 1940's Chester Zoo had grown in size as well as in popularity. Between Jan- Aug 1949, over 300,000 had passed through the turnstiles. New aviaries were built, a
In 1949:319,423 people visited Chester Zoo,50,387 people paid for admission to the Aquarium,the Reptile House doubled this figure with 102,613 paying for admission,27,993 went fo
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