Animal Talks

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 talks.

Animal 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 Mini beasts –10:30

...in Butterfly JourneyJoin the Zoo Rangers to get close to our mini beasts and investigate their incredible adaptations and lifecycles. Learn more about this animal!

Animal Talk

Elephant talk –11:30

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

Black rhino chat –12:00

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

Tropical Realm bird feed –13:30

Step in to the forest and be surrounded by our beautiful tropical birds whilst they have their lunch.
Learn more about this animal!

Animal Talk

Chimpanzee talk –14:15

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

Cheetah talk –14:45

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

Animal Talk

Discover orangutans –15:15

...inside Realm of the Red ApeWhat has chocolate got to do with saving orangutans? Find out how you can help to save orangutans when buying your favourite treats! 

Learn more about this animal!

Animal Talk

Komodo dragon talk –15:15

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

It’s great to be part of the pack! Find out about our painted dogs with the Zoo Rangers.

Learn more about this animal!

Tuesday

Animal Talk

Science at the zoo –10:30

...at Black Rhinos - The clue is in the poo! Come and get hands on with science at the zoo and see what goes on behind the scenes with our science teams.

Learn more about this animal!

Animal Talk

Elephant talk –11:30

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

Andean bear chat –12:00

Chat about all things bear with the Zoo Rangers 

Learn more about this animal!

Animal Talk

Tropical Realm Bird Feed –13:30

Step in to the forest and be surrounded by our beautiful tropical birds whilst they have their lunch.

Learn more about this animal!

Animal Talk

Komodo dragon talk –14:15

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

Sloth Chat –14:45

What’s life like upside down? Hang out with the Zoo Rangers and find out about our weird and wonderful sloths
Learn more about this animal!

Animal Talk

Orangutan Chat –15:15

Swing by Realm of the Red Ape to find out about one of our closest living relatives known as the people of the forest. 
Learn more about this animal!

Animal Talk

Discover sun bears –15:15

...at Islands. Find out how to protect animals around the world from illegal wildlife trade when on you’re on your holidays.

Learn more about this animal!

Animal Talk

Cheetah talk –15:45

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

Wednesday

Animal Talk

Science at the zoo –10:30

at Dragons in Danger  - Why do reptiles need heat? Use our thermal imaging technology to investigate the importance of heat and light in our Komodo dragon habitats. 

Learn more about this animal!

Animal Talk

Elephant talk –11:30

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

Monkey talk –12:00

Who’s that monkeying around? Find out what troop life is like up in the in the tree tops. 
Learn more about this animal!

Animal Talk

Tsavo Bird Feed –13:30

Step in to the Savannah and be surrounded by our beautiful African birds while they have their lunch.

Learn more about this animal!

Animal Talk

Chimpanzee talk –14:15

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

Cheetah talk –14:45

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

Animal Talk

Komodo dragon talk –15:15

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

Discover black rhinos –15:15

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

Tortoise and frogs talk –15:45

...at Tropical Realm. From tiny frogs to giant tortoises - find out about some of our amazing amphibians and reptiles with the Zoo Rangers.

Learn more about this animal!

Thursday

Animal Talk

Discover mini beasts –10:30

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 –11:30

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

Cheetah talk –12:00

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

Animal Talk

Tropical Realm Bird Feed –13:30

Step in to the forest and be surrounded by our beautiful tropical birds while they have their lunch.

Learn more about this animal!

Animal Talk

Aquarium talk –14:15

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

Flamingo talk –14:45

Why are flamingos pink? Find out about our flamboyant flamingos with the Zoo Rangers.
Learn more about this animal!

Animal Talk

Discover jaguars –15:15

We are all connected. What have chocolate and coffee got to do with jaguars? Find out how you are connected to jaguars with the Zoo Rangers.

Learn more about this animal!

Animal Talk

Komodo dragon talk –15:15

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

Sunda gharial chat –15:45

...at Monsoon Forest. What do these fish-eating crocodilians have in common with dinosaurs? Find out all about these mysterious creatures with the Zoo Rangers.

Learn more about this animal!

Friday

Animal Talk

Science at the zoo –10:30

at jaguars. What’s for lunch? Investigate how we provide healthy diets for our unique animals and compare our herbivores, omnivores and carnivores from South America.

Learn more about this animal!

Animal Talk

Elephant talk –11:30

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 –12:00

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

Tsavo Bird Feed –13:30

Step in to the Savannah and be surrounded by our beautiful African birds while they have their lunch.

Learn more about this animal!

Animal Talk

Tortoise and frogs talk –14:15

...at Tropical Realm. From tiny frogs to giant tortoises - find out about some of our amazing amphibians and reptiles with the Zoo Rangers.
Learn more about this animal!

Animal Talk

Cheetah talk –14:45

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

Animal Talk

Sun bear talk –15:15

...at Islands.  Find out all about the smallest bear species in the world with our incredible sun bears Milli and Toni.

Learn more about this animal!

Animal Talk

Capybara talk –15:15

Find out about the world’s biggest rodents with the Zoo Rangers 
Learn more about this animal!

Animal Talk

Discover orangutans –15:15

Join our Zoo Rangers in the Realm of the Red Ape and discover more about our Bornean orangutans.

Learn more about this animal!

Saturday

Animal Talk

Discover mini beasts –10:30

Join our Zoo Rangers to get up close to some of our exotic invertebrates in Butterfly Journey.

Learn more about this animal!

Animal Talk

Elephant talk –11:30

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 for kids –12:00

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

Tropical Realm Bird Feed –13:30

Step in to the forest and be surrounded by our beautiful tropical birds while they have their lunch.

Learn more about this animal!

Animal Talk

Chimpanzee talk –14:15

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

Cheetah talk –14:45

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

Animal Talk

Discover sun bears –15:15

...at IslandsFind out how to protect animals around the world from illegal wildlife trade when on you’re on your holidays.

Learn more about this animal!

Animal Talk

Black rhino chat –15:15

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

Sumatran Tiger talk –15:45

Join the Zoo Rangers to find out all about these incredible top predators from the Indonesian Island of Sumatra. 

Learn more about this animal!

Sunday

Animal Talk

Discover elephants –10:30

How can spicy chilli peppers help to save wild elephants? Find out with the Zoo Rangers. 

Learn more about this animal!

Animal Talk

Elephant talk –11:30

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

Black rhino talk for kids –12:00

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

Tsavo Bird Feed –13:30

Step in to the Savannah and be surrounded by our beautiful African birds while they have their lunch.

Learn more about this animal!

Animal Talk

Jaguar talk –14:15

Did you know - jaguars are the only big cat found in South America? Find out more about the elusive jaguar.

Learn more about this animal!

Animal Talk

Komodo dragon talk –14:45

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

Cheetah talk –15:15

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

Animal Talk

Discover mini beasts –15:15

...in Butterfly JourneyJoin the Zoo Rangers to get close to our mini beasts and investigate their incredible adaptations and lifecycles.

Learn more about this animal!

Animal Talk

Sun bear talk –15:45

...at Islands.  Find out all about the smallest bear species in the world with our incredible sun bears Milli and Toni.
Learn more about this animal!