23 Aug 2017


With a passion for animals from childhood, I was thrilled to join Chester Zoo as a bird keeper in 1988.

Now as Chief Executive Officer at the zoo, I continue to have a special interest in birds, particularly the Ecuador Amazon parrot.

I have taken on many fundraising challenges for the zoo over the years and I can’t wait to get my trainers on again at the Salford 10K!

Challenge: 10K run zoo staff 2014


As part of my role as bird keeper at the zoo I have worked in Indonesia to save songbirds from the illegal wildlife trade. Earlier this year I ran the Chester Half Marathon for wildlife and it’s great to take on another challenge.

Challenge: Chester Half 21.05.17 - group shot


I work in the Aquarium at Chester Zoo. In addition to the conservation work we do here in Chester, I have recently seen first-hand the difference we make in places like Mexico. I’m really looking forward to running in my Act for Wildlife top.

Challenge: Salford 10K Steve Chester


I work in the HR team at Chester Zoo and I am new to running, so I’m nervous but excited about my very first 10K event.

Challenge: 10.06.17 running club


I am PR manager at the zoo and I’ve been trying to go running every day to train for the Salford 10K…it’s not always easy but definitely worth it!

Challenge: Alex Knight Salford 10K runner


I’ve worked at the zoo for many years and I am looking forward to running for wildlife. We’ve even set up a running club to help us with our training!

Challenge: 22.08.17 zoo staff running club with Dave Edwards


As a fundraiser for Chester Zoo I have the great job of supporting others to take on challenges for wildlife conservation and I thought it was about time I got my trainers on to take on a challenge myself!

10K runners in tiger and elephant ears


They did it! The team smashed the Salford 10K, raising funds and awareness for wildlife conservation.

Well done team! Thank you everyone for your support.