This summer, experience a whole world of wonder at Chester Zoo!
24 July – 1 September
From incredible wildlife here in Chester to the vital conservation work YOUR support empowers around the world, we’re celebrating everything that makes our zoo a wondrous place this summer.
Get even closer to the wonder of Chester Zoo, and connect with some of the rarest animals, from the smallest insects to the largest mammals.
Take a look at our list of wondrous things to do at Chester Zoo, to make your trip to the zoo this summer the best visit ever!
See our field work and research, be inspired to protect wildlife and help us to prevent extinction!
All animals have unique adaptations which help them to survive in their habitat. Adaptations can help an animal camouflage from potential predators, make them better hunters or attract mates.
Take a look at our animal talk times and join our Zoo Rangers throughout the summer to learn more about wondrous adaptations!
A Rothschild giraffe’s long neck allows them to reach for food other plant eating species can't.
Pressure sensors help to detect changes in pressure caused by touch or movement, making Sunda Gharials expert hunters even in murky waters.
Carnassial teeth are an Asiatic lions sharpest teeth and work like a pair of scissors to cut meat effectively!
Asian elephants only have sweat glands on their feet, so the large surface area on their ears helps heat to escape. They also use them as fans!