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Bring family and friends for a day full of giggles, laughter, fun and exploring! Get ready to PLAY!
PLAY! at Chester Zoo
Each day we do different talks at different times, you can ask whatever you like and we'll let you in on the little secrets!
The UK’s number one zoo has teamed up with the world’s number one university to address key challenges in the conservation of endangered species.
21 April 2017
A playful capybara pup has arrived to 'celebrity' mum, Lily.
24 April 2017
Spring is in full swing! This means that the UK is blooming with native wildlife activity, but some of them need your help. Find out all about what these incredible creatures are up to at this time of year, what to look out for and what actions you can take to give them a helping hand.
CCTV cameras have captured the beautiful moment a rare Rothschild’s giraffe calf is born – including its first adorable wobbly steps.
4 April 2017
On the evening of Wednesday 26 April a rare Rothschild's giraffe was born at Chester Zoo to experienced mum Dagmar. We are extremely sad to say that the calf passed away overnight on the evening of Friday 28 April.
29 April 2017
We're celebrating the birth of a critically endangered Bornean orangutan - the first of its kind to be born here at the zoo in almost a decade.
3 April 2017
Since January we’ve given away over 1000 barberry plants as part of our Wildlife Connections campaign to help reintroduce a rare native species of moth that was once widespread throughout the UK.
26 April 2017
Join us on Saturday 29 April for an introduction to wildlife monitoring and surveying on our nature reserve.
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Join our Zoo Rangers for FREE, every day from 1-23 April for brilliant stories, amazing animal challenges and exciting adventures around the zoo.
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We need Junior Members aged 8-11 to join us for six Sunday training camps to become Junior Rangers. Starts Sunday 15 January.
Meet our critically endangered frogs with our Zoo Rangers and find out about what we're doing to help save them.
Join us on Thursday 20th April for an exclusive talk on our annual conservation expedition to Ecuador.
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Join our Botany and Horticulture team for an special guided tour of our gardens and plants
Join our Botany and Horticulture team for a tour of our plant nursery and discover how we look after our national plant collection (of tropical pitcher plants, orchids and cacti) and other rare plants.
Join our Botany and Horticulture team for a tour of our Bee Garden, discover which plants are beneficial for bees and some tips to encourage bees into your garden.
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We need Junior Members aged 8-11 to join us for six Sunday training camps to become Junior Rangers. Starts Sunday 5 March.
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Join our Zoo Rangers at the penguin enclosure on Tuesday 25th April to celebrate all things penguin!
Join Clive Nichols for a photography masterclass where you’ll be given an illustrated talk about garden photography, followed by a practical workshop where you can take photos of your own in our award-winning gardens.
Say "hi" to both our species of tapir on Thursday 27th April and celebrate a special day dedicated to tapirs!