Think you’ve seen it all at the zoo? Think again!

There’s always something NEW to discover at Chester Zoo, no matter how many times you visit!

We’re shining a spotlight on the more unusual and lesser known species that you may be SURPRISED to find we have here at the zoo! Can you rise up to the challenge to DISCOVER SOMETHING NEW?



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Discover Something New Trail

What will YOU discover at the zoo?
Download our Discover Something New Trail on your phone and follow the route to see some of our lesser known and more unusual animals and plants.
Can you tick them all off your list?



Turn your visit into an ADVENTURE

Discover our incredible Experiences that gives you a once in a lifetime opportunity to get closer than ever before to our animals and plants!
Get behind-the-scenes knowledge from our AMAZING experts and experience the zoo like never before.
We have loads of NEW Experiences to choose from, including komodo dragon, chameleon, aquarium and bugs & butterflies!


Discover some unusual news from around the zoo!

First EVER aardvark born at the zoo in 90 years!

With large droopy ears, hairless wrinkled skin and giant claws, this calf is a momentous landmark for us and a real cause for celebration.

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Two ADORABLE baby mandrills have been born at the zoo!

Mandrills are the world’s largest monkeys and are vulnerable to extinction in the wild..

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One of the world’s RAREST pigs is born at the zoo!

The species is on the brink of extinction, with as few as 200 of the rare animals remaining in the wild.

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Frogs on the edge of extinction go on display at the zoo!

An endangered frog from South America, with a rather unfortunate nickname, has gone on display at the zoo for the first time!

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