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Chester Zoo

Chester Zoo is a zoological garden at Upton-by-Chester, in Cheshire, England. It was opened in 1931 by George Mottershead and his family, who used as a basis some animals reported to have come from an earlier zoo in Shavington.


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Chester Zoo TV documentary gets green light for second series

The Secret Life of the Zoo averaged 2.7m viewers every episode

This year's Summer Reading Challenge at Cheshire West and Chester libraries has been inspired by Roald Dahl ahead of the release of the film version of his classic book The BFG

Cheshire West and Chester libraries reveal Summer Reading Challenge theme

The Big Friendly Read is inspired by the works of Roald Dahl

Cheshire welcomes direct China air route

Manchester-Beijing flights will bring economic benefits worth millions to Cheshire and the North 

Dinosaurs return to Chester Zoo next week

The life-like display will be open to the public later this month

Capybara Lochley with her new pups at Chester Zoo

Chester Zoo visitors witness capybara give birth

Staff at the zoo hope the new arrivals will raise profile of the world's largest rodent species

May half-term: Things to do in and around Chester

Visit some dinosaurs, hunt for fairies and enjoy a family festival this May half-term

Sumatran tiger brothers from Chester Zoo cool off in the sunshine

Jaya and Topan enjoyed a dip in their special pool

WATCH: Rare monkey born at Chester Zoo

Sulawesi crested macaque is first to be born at Upton attraction

A giant Queen smiles on Chester to celebrate Her Majesty The Queen's 90th birthday

Giant Queen smiles on Chester to celebrate Her Majesty's 90th birthday

Giant statue is serenaded by a Chester busker playing the violin at the Cross

The Queen in Chester and Ellesmere Port

The Queen at 90 - a picture gallery from her visits to the region

Photographs of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth in Chester and Ellesmere Port

Male aye aye Raz explores his new nocturnal exhibit at Chester Zoo

Watch these 'weird and wonderful' primates make their debut at Chester Zoo

Aye-ayes Raz and Mamy are members of an endangered species

Man cut from vehicle after Chester Zoo car park crash

Cheshire Fire said a woman was also treated for 'minor injuries'

Watch adorable Chester Zoo video of rare newborn banteng calf

The bateng calf is so rare the species is practically never seen

Chester Zoo research shows civil war in Congo has put gorillas in peril

Result of research has been presented at a conference

Penguin chicks are an Easter treat at Chester Zoo

Humboldt penguin chicks arrive on cue for Easter celebration

10 stunning wedding venues near Chester

It's wedding season, so here are some of the county's best offerings

April Fool's Day in Chester - share your pranks with us

If you successfully pull a prime prank, let us know how it went down

University of Chester Business School to host major careers fair

Event at Queen's Park campus will focus on tourism, hospitality and events sectors

Watch Chester Zoo meerkat pups emerge from their burrows for first time

The trio are so small it is unknown what gender they are


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