Animal talks times

How do elephants talk? How many bones are in a giraffe’s neck? Why are giant otters so loud? Find the answers to all these questions and more AMAZING things at our FREE daily talks.

Our Zoo Rangers are an amazing, passionate group of people. You can ask them anything and they'll let you know about all our wonderful stories. You may even encounter an elephant's tooth or a giant otter skull.

Each day we do different talks at different times, so double check when you’re at the zoo. (Just so you know, sometimes we may change times of talks because of weather or animal needs).

Which day are you coming to see us?

Select day of the week

Monday

Animal Talk

Discover elephants –10:00 - 11:00

Ever wondered how we keep our whole herd of elephants healthy? We'll have some of the equipment and biofacts to show you how it's done! Join us between 10-11am. Learn more about this animal!

Animal Talk

Elephant talk –11:00 - 11:15

Did you know... that an elephant's trunk is actually its nose and top lip fused into one, and that new-born elephants have to learn how it works?! Find out what it's like to be an elephant calf growing up at Chester Zoo and what we do to help Asian Elephants in the wild. Learn more about this animal!

Animal Talk

Meerkat talk –11:30 - 11:45

Did you know - a group of meerkats is called a mob? Join us and find out more about our meerkat family - simples! Learn more about this animal!

Animal Talk

Black rhino talk –12:00 - 12:15

Have you ever wondered what a rhino’s horn is made of? And why some people think it can cure diseases? Find out more about our black rhinos and what we're doing to help this incredible species. Learn more about this animal!

Animal Talk

Chimpanzee talk –14:15 - 14:30

Isn't it great to be an ape? Find out what we have in common with our closest relatives - strictly no monkeying around! Learn more about this animal!

Animal Talk

Giant otter talk –14:45 - 15:00

Ever wondered how loud a giant otter actually is? They’re very loud, the loudest in fact! Join us to find out why they make so much noise as well as loads of other really cool adaptations that give these animals the deserved reputation of being a ‘river wolf’ out in the Amazon Rainforest. Learn more about this animal!

Animal Talk

Penguin talk –15:15 - 15:30

Want to see what happens when you mix over 30 Humboldt penguins with 15 kilograms of fish? Join us for a splashing good time at the penguins and find out a little bit more about our feathered friends. Learn more about this animal!

Animal Talk

Tropical Realm talk –15:45 - 16:00

Learn more about this animal!

Animal Talk

Discover orangutans –16:00 - 16:30

Join our Zoo Rangers in the Tripa Research Station in Monsoon Forest and discover more about our Sumatran orangutans. Learn more about this animal!

Tuesday

Animal Talk

Discover bugs –10:00 - 11:00

Join our Zoo Rangers from 10am to get up close to some of our exotic invertebrates in Butterfly Journey. Learn more about this animal!

Animal Talk

Elephant talk –11:00 - 11:15

Did you know... that an elephant's trunk is actually its nose and top lip fused into one, and that new-born elephants have to learn how it works?! Find out what it's like to be an elephant calf growing up at Chester Zoo and what we do to help Asian Elephants in the wild. Learn more about this animal!

Animal Talk

Malayan tapir talk –11:30 - 11:45

Learn more about this animal!

Animal Talk

Giraffe talk –12:00 - 12:30

Did you know a giraffe tongue isn’t pink, its blue? And can be a whopping 40cm long. It’s so long they even use it to clean their ears! Find out more amazing facts in our short talk about these tall animals. Learn more about this animal!

Animal Talk

Giant otters talk –14:15 - 14:30

Ever wondered how loud a giant otter actually is? They’re very loud, the loudest in fact! Join us to find out why they make so much noise as well as loads of other really cool adaptations that give these animals the deserved reputation of being a ‘river wolf’ out in the Amazon Rainforest. Learn more about this animal!

Animal Talk

Penguin talk –14:45 - 15:00

Want to see what happens when you mix over 30 Humboldt penguins with 15 kilograms of fish? Join us for a splashing good time at the penguins and find out a little bit more about our feathered friends. Learn more about this animal!

Animal Talk

Cheetah talk –15:15 - 15:30

Do you feel the need for speed? These cats sure do! Find out more at this talk. Learn more about this animal!

Animal Talk

Monsoon Forest talk –15:45 - 16:00

Learn more about this animal!

Animal Talk

Discover hornbills –16:00 - 16:30

Learn more about this animal!

Wednesday

Animal Talk

Discover mountain chicken frogs –10:00 - 11:00

Learn more about this animal!

Animal Talk

Elephant talk –11:00 - 11:15

Did you know... that an elephant's trunk is actually its nose and top lip fused into one, and that new-born elephants have to learn how it works?! Find out what it's like to be an elephant calf growing up at Chester Zoo and what we do to help Asian elephants in the wild. Learn more about this animal!

Animal Talk

Komodo dragon talk –11:30 - 11:45

They may not breathe fire, but they do have surprisingly bad breath! Come and discover more about our extra-large lizards. Learn more about this animal!

Animal Talk

Hornbill talk –12:00 - 12:15

Join our Zoo Rangers in the Tropical Realm and learn all about our magnificent hornbills. Learn more about this animal!

Animal Talk

Chimpanzee talk –14:15 - 14:30

Isn't it great to be an ape? Find out what we have in common with our closest relatives - strictly no monkeying around! Learn more about this animal!

Animal Talk

Okapi talk –14:45 - 15:00

Have you ever seen an animal cleaning it’s eyes with their tongue? No? Well come and watch these enchanting forest creatures and find out more about the giraffes closest living relative! Learn more about this animal!

Animal Talk

Cheetah talk –15:15 - 15:30

Do you feel the need for speed? These cats sure do! Find out more at this talk. Learn more about this animal!

Animal Talk

Tiger talk –15:45 - 16:00

Learn more about this animal!

Animal Talk

Discover butterflies –16:00 - 16:30

Join our Zoo Rangers at 4pm in Butterfly Journey for a special talk and butterfly feed. Learn more about this animal!

Thursday

Animal Talk

Discover bugs –10:00 - 11:00

Join our Zoo Rangers from 10am to get up close to some of our exotic invertebrates in Butterfly Journey. Learn more about this animal!

Animal Talk

Elephant talk –11:00 - 11:15

Did you know... that an elephant's trunk is actually its nose and top lip fused into one, and that new-born elephants have to learn how it works?! Find out what it's like to be an elephant calf growing up at Chester Zoo and what we do to help Asian elephants in the wild. Learn more about this animal!

Animal Talk

Greater one-horned rhino talk –11:30 - 11:45

Did you know that these giant rhinos like to communicate with each other using dung? Discover more amazing facts about these massively awesome animals. Learn more about this animal!

Animal Talk

Painted dog talk –12:00 - 12:15

Learn more about this animal!

Animal Talk

Chimpanzee talk –14:15 - 14:30

Isn't it great to be an ape? Find out what we have in common with our closest relatives - strictly no monkeying around! Learn more about this animal!

Animal Talk

Penguin talk –14:45 - 15:00

Want to see what happens when you mix over 30 Humboldt penguins with 15 kilograms of fish? Join us for a splashing good time at the penguins and find out a little bit more about our feathered friends. Learn more about this animal!

Animal Talk

Aquarium talk –15:15 - 15:30

Discover what unique wildlife can be found in the depths of the oceans across the planet and the important role they play. 
Learn more about this animal!

Animal Talk

Monsoon Forest talk –15:45 - 16:00

Learn more about this animal!

Animal Talk

Discover rainforests –16:00 - 16:30

Rainforests, are one of the most important types of ecosystems found around the world. Join us at the Spirit of the Jaguar and learn all about these wonderful and diverse habitats. Learn more about this animal!

Friday

Animal Talk

Discover Komodo dragons –10:00 - 11:00

Learn more about this animal!

Animal Talk

Elephant talk –11:00 - 11:15

Did you know... that an elephant's trunk is actually its nose and top lip fused into one, and that new-born elephants have to learn how it works?! Find out what it's like to be an elephant calf growing up at Chester Zoo and what we do to help Asian Elephants in the wild.
Learn more about this animal!

Animal Talk

Meerkat talk –11:30 - 11:45

Did you know - a group of meerkats is called a mob? Join us and find out more about our meerkat family - simples! Learn more about this animal!

Animal Talk

Zebra talk –12:00 - 12:30

Learn more about this animal!

Animal Talk

Andean bear talk –14:15 - 14:30

Learn more about this animal!

Animal Talk

Cheetah talk –14:45 - 15:00

Do you feel the need for speed? These cats sure do! Find out more at this talk. Learn more about this animal!

Animal Talk

Penguin talk –15:15 - 15:30

Want to see what happens when you mix over 30 Humboldt penguins with 15 kilograms of fish? Join us for a splashing good time at the penguins and find out a little bit more about our feathered friends. Learn more about this animal!

Animal Talk

Tropical Realm talk –15:45 - 16:00

Learn more about this animal!

Animal Talk

Discover bugs –16:00 - 16:30

Discover bugs in Monsoon Forest on Islands. Learn more about this animal!

Saturday

Animal Talk

Discover Bugs –10:00 - 11:00

Join our Zoo Rangers between 10am and 11.30am to get up close to some of our exotic invertebrates in Butterfly Journey. Learn more about this animal!

Animal Talk

Extraordinary elephant talk for kids –11:00 - 11:15

Did you know... that an elephant's trunk is actually its nose and top lip fused into one, and that new-born elephants have to learn how it works?! Find out what it's like to be an elephant calf growing up at Chester Zoo and what we do to help Asian Elephants in the wild. Learn more about this animal!

Animal Talk

Brilliant black rhino talk for kids –11:30 - 11:45

Have you ever wondered what a rhino’s horn is made of? And why some people think it can cure diseases? Find out more about our black rhinos and what we're doing to help this incredible species. Learn more about this animal!

Animal Talk

Giant giraffe talk for kids –12:00 - 12:30

Find out more about these wonderful and elegant giants with our Zoo Rangers. Giraffes can grow to six metres tall, but did you know their tongues are a whopping length too? Learn more about this animal!

Animal Talk

Chimpanzee talk –14:15 - 14:30

Isn't it great to be an ape? Find out what we have in common with our closest relatives - strictly no monkeying around! Learn more about this animal!

Animal Talk

Penguin talk –14:45 - 15:00

Want to see what happens when you mix over 30 Humboldt penguins with 15 kilograms of fish? Join us for a splashing good time at the penguins and find out a little bit more about our feathered friends. Learn more about this animal!

Animal Talk

Andean bear talk –15:15 - 15:30

Learn more about this animal!

Animal Talk

Tiger talk –15:45 - 16:00

Learn more about this animal!

Animal Talk

Discover giraffes –16:00 - 16:30

Come and discover the tallest animals at the zoo! At around 5 metres tall, our Giraffes are head and shoulders above the rest. Did you know a giraffe tongue isn’t pink, its blue? And can be a whopping 40cm long. It’s so long they can use it to grab food from tall branches and even clean their ears! Learn more about this animal!

Sunday

Animal Talk

Discover elephants –10:00 - 11:00

Ever wondered how we keep our whole herd of elephants healthy? We’ll have some of the equipment and biofacts to show you how it’s done! Join us between 10am and 11am. Learn more about this animal!

Animal Talk

Extraordinary elephant talk for kids –11:00 - 11:15

Did you know... that an elephant's trunk is actually its nose and top lip fused into one, and that new-born elephants have to learn how it works?! Find out what it's like to be an elephant calf growing up at Chester Zoo and what we do to help Asian Elephants in the wild. Learn more about this animal!

Animal Talk

Meerkat mob talk for kids –11:30 - 11:45

Did you know - a group of meerkats is called a mob? Join us and find out more about our meerkat family - simples! Learn more about this animal!

Animal Talk

Giant giraffe talk for kids –12:00 - 12:30

Find out more about these wonderful and elegant giants with our Zoo Rangers. Giraffes can grow to six metres tall, but did you know their tongues are a whopping length too?

Learn more about this animal!

Animal Talk

Jaguar talk –14:15 - 14:30

Did you know - jaguars are the only big cat found in Americas? Find out more about the elusive jaguar. Learn more about this animal!

Animal Talk

Penguin talk –14:45 - 15:00

Want to see what happens when you mix over 30 Humboldt penguins with 15 kilograms of fish? Join us for a splashing good time at the penguins and find out a little bit more about our feathered friends. Learn more about this animal!

Animal Talk

Komodo dragon talk –15:15 - 15:30

They may not breathe fire, but they do have surprisingly bad breath! Come and discover more about our extra-large lizards. Learn more about this animal!

Animal Talk

Painted dog talk –15:45 - 16:00

Learn more about this animal!

Animal Talk

Discover butterflies –16:00 - 16:30

Join our Zoo Rangers at 4pm in Butterfly Journey for a special talk and butterfly feed. Learn more about this animal!