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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 4.00pm (3.30pm on special occasions), 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 07/12/18
Take a look at this footage of Britain's rarest mammal!
Two million fewer pieces of single-use plastic entered the world this year, after Chester Zoo revolutionised it’s food and beverage sales.
Field News 29/11/18
Living with Tigers Project lead researcher Amy Fitzmaurice ran a successful training workshop for Nepal Tiger Trust (NTT) on WildTrack’s Footprint Identification Technique (FIT).
Field News 08/11/18
Established by Chester Zoo’s Head of Applied Science, Dr Sue Walker in 2008, the EAZA Group on Zoo Contraception (EGZAC) celebrates its 10th year anniversary this year.
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