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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.


Chester Zoo's Monsoon Forest reopens following orangutan escape

The four primates were safely ushered back into their enclosure by zoo keepers

CWaC council leader Sam Dixon, Chester Zoo chief executive Jamie Christon and VisitBritain/VisitEngland chief executive Sally Balcombe at Chester Zoo

Cheshire earns praise during visit by national tourism chief

VisitBritain/VisitEngland chief executive Sally Balcombe says county has enormous potential

Four orangutans escape from Chester Zoo enclosure

The Duke of Westminster was visiting the zoo at the time of the incident

The new temporary road in Chester city centre that traffic will use while Frodsham Street is closed

Chester to get improved park and ride service across city

Changes coincide with creation of new gateway to city in Frodsham Street

9 things you can now do in Chester that you couldn't last year

What a difference a year makes...

Chester Zoo strikes gold at awards ceremony

Upton zoo recognised for conservation research and PR & Marketing

A-Z of Chester's links with the small and silver screens

A look at how the city and the surrounding area has cropped up on the gogglebox time and again

Incredibly rare calf born at Chester Zoo

The new arrival has yet to be sexed or named

Seasonal guest experience assistant Paul Burnett came to a visitor's aid

Chester Zoo staff praised for yet another flat tyre good deed

Visitor thanks 'lovely' worker for thoughtful gesture

Bus service rerouted to include Chester Zoo stop

Stagecoach Merseyside and South Lancashire relaunches additional Chester Zoo service

Rare monkey born at Chester Zoo

Sulawesi crested macaque was born at end of May

Endangered ducklings hatch at Chester Zoo

The new quartet has given a much needed boost to the endangered Asian duck species

Chester and Ellesmere Port host fun science events during half term

Amazed by Science is taking place at venues across Cheshire including the Jodrell Bank radio telescope Discovery Centre

The dinosaurs are back! All you need to know about Chester Zoo's biggest ever exhibition

The 23 lifelike creatures open to the public on Saturday, May 28

Jamie Vardy's wedding venue and 9 other stunning places to get married in Cheshire

Leicester City star marries fiancee Becky Nicholson at Peckforton Castle today

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


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