We are NEZS

The North of England Zoological Society is the organisation that runs Chester Zoo and our conservation campaign, Act For Wildlife.

That’s a long name, so we usually just say NEZS. It was formed by the zoo’s founder, George Mottershead, in 1934.

You can read more about the zoo here, and about our history here.

Our mission is preventing extinction.

For all matters relating to Trustees please contact:

Emma Powell
Executive Assistant
01244 650201

The North of England Zoological Society is a company limited by guarantee and registered in England no. 287902.

Our registered charity no. is 306077 and our VAT no. is 595 7286 79.

A copy of our zoo license can be downloaded here.