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The zoo is improving! Some small areas may be closed while we develop new habitats, but the majority of our 125 acres are open.
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We're a big team of dedicated, passionate people. And with so much to do, we’re often looking for like-minded folk to join us.
From just £9.50 each we've got everything you need for an engaging and inspirational experience for learners of any age.
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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're open from 10am till 5.00pm, with last entry 30 minutes before closing.
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Our expert presenters are on hand to give free daily animal talks around the zoo.
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There's always something extra going on at the zoo. See what’s on now & plan ahead.
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Zoo News 07/09/18
The first sun bear cub to ever be born in the UK has emerged from its den for the first time at Chester Zoo.
Zoo News 04/09/18
Two days of live music, outdoor theatre and hands on nature activities will be taking place at Chester Zoo this September as part of one of the UK’s newest festivals dedicated entirely to celebrating British wildlife!
Field News 12/08/16
Happy World Elephant Day! Today we’re celebrating all things to do with this amazing animal.
Field News 12/07/18
We are joining in the celebration of the first-ever World Chimpanzee Day today by sharing with you some of the amazing projects we’re working on to protect this species!
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