Chester Zoo

Discover A World Of Wildlife at The UK's No.1 Zoo

Chester Zoo is a zoological garden at Upton by Chester, in Cheshire, England. Chester Zoo was opened in 1931 by George Mottershead and his family. It is one of the UK’s largest zoos at 125 acres (51 ha). The zoo has a total land holding of approximately 400 acres (160 ha)

There is so much to see and do – you won’t know where to start? With it’s 20,000 animals, in 125 acres of award-winning zoological gardens? With the 1.6 million people who come to visit every year? Or with the many conservation projects we’re involved with, at home and abroad?

Chester Zoo staff work hard because they love animals, they care about nature, they love Chester Zoo and they want to be the BEST conservation charity in the world!

Chester CH2 1EU England GB
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