20 Dec 2022

Strictly Come Dancing winner and children’s TV presenter, Hamza Yassin will be joining our Wild Science Safari on 21 February 2023.

Our Wild Science Safari will be running from 18 February to 5 March, inviting YOU to investigate five science spots across the zoo. Discover the incredible science-based skills that help conservationists prevent the extinction of so many vulnerable species around the globe.

Hamza Yassin with a camera in nature

Hamza will be joining us on 21 February to share his experiences and incredible photography from his adventure around the world as a wildlife cameraman in ‘My life behind the lens’.

Nicola Buckley, our Conservation Education & Engagement Manager, said:

“We’re unbelievably excited to welcome Hamza to Chester Zoo for this family-friendly event over February half term. Hamza has had an incredible journey as a zoologist and wildlife cameraman, so shining a spotlight on his contribution towards connecting people and wildlife is something not to be missed!

“Before his rise to stardom as a Strictly Come Dancing winner, he was most well known as Ranger Hamza on CBeebies, and presenting wildlife shows such as Animal Park and Countryfile. We hope that his appearance at Chester Zoo will appeal to budding conservationists, eager to learn more about the natural world.

“Separately, the trail across five ‘wonder labs’ around the zoo tells the story of how animals like Asian elephants, Javan green magpies, giant anteaters and sun bears have science at the heart of preventing their extinction, right here at the zoo.”


“We hope families come along and are inspired by Hamza’s story and the role science plays in our conservation work globally.”

Nicola Buckley, Conservation Education & Engagement Manager

This event is included as part of normal zoo admission. Free entry for members.

Our Zoo

Enjoy a family-friendly, immersive trail from 18 February 2023!

Grab the opportunity to meet and greet Hamza Yassin on 21 February and learn about his life as a wildlife cameraman.
Plus: booking online offers the best value, saving you up to 12% off our gate prices!

Free entry for members.

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