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This Christmas tale begins at home, out in the garden where hedgehogs roam...
Wildlife Connections is a project led by Chester Zoo to create safe spaces for our most precious local wildlife. It's easy to get involved and make a difference in your area.
Get involved & make a difference
Follow this simple step by step guide to make Wildflower Wellies for your garden at home.
Compost heaps are great place for wildlife like slugs, snails, beetles, worms, and other creatures to feed - these then help attract other wildlife like frogs, toads, hedgehogs and birds. It also helps you recycle your garden waste.
In the UK our hedgehogs aren't doing too well, anything you can do to make a good habitat for them will be very helpful!
Follow our simple instructions in the video below for how to make a bug hotel.
We're acting right now in the UK and across Europe to protect the precious wildlife found right here on our doorstep. Donate now and 100% of your money will be used to help save wildlife in the UK and Europe.
Act for Wildlife in UK & Europe
There's so much to see and do - we don't know where to start! There's over 15,000 of the world's most exotic and endangered animals to discover in 125 acres of award-winning gardens.
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You'll always find our best prices online & there are no hidden fees.
We're open from 10am until 5pm, with last entry 30 minutes before closing.
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Right now conservation is critical and species are under threat. We won't stand back and we won't give up.
We've got everything you need for inspirational learning, from curriculum-linked workshops to self-guided visits.
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Explore like never before and step foot into a spiritual paradise where extraordinary discoveries are made, every day.
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