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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.


Charming Chester Zoo Halloween video is guaranteed to put a smile on your face

Pumpkins packed with treats given out to the animals during October half term

11 things to do in Chester and Ellesmere Port during Autumn half-term 2016

Looking for things to do with the kids this Autumn half-term? Check out our guide

Chester Zoo's new Islands habitat has helped attract one million visitors to the zoo earlier than ever before

Chester Zoo is one of UK's most popular tourist attractions

Visit Britain survey for 2015 also shows increase in numbers for Cheshire Ice Cream Farm

Beware of these overnight closures on the A41

Closure order will affect busy stretch of the road

Watch cute bush dog pups venture from their dens at Chester Zoo

Two litters of the 'mysterious and often overlooked species' have been born in recent months

Chester Zoo reveals superpowers of nocturnal animals in Hallowe'en campaign

Zoo shines spotlight on little known species from October 22-31


A guide to Halloween events in Chester and Ellesmere Port 2016

Do you have your Halloween plans sorted yet?

Marketing Cheshire Awards. Host Jim Hancock with the team from Chester Cathedral, winner of Large Visitor Attraction. Presented by executive dean of Chester Business School, University of Chester Ruth Ashford

Shortlist announced for Marketing Cheshire annual awards

12th annual ceremony will take place at Chester racecourse on November 24

Staff at Chester Zoo, who saved the life of a young visitor, have been honoured with a national award at the 2016 Heart Safe Awards

Chester Zoo staff given national award for saving schoolgirl's life

Lifesaver of the Year accolade picked up by zoo's first aid team at 2016 Heart Safe Awards

Chester Zoo delighted with birth of rare Javan green magpie chicks

Conservationists fear the birds  may now be close to extinction in the wild

Chester and Cheshire celebrates record breaking tourism figures

Marketing Cheshire attributes results to increased collaboration in the city

Chester Zoo breeds endangered jumping rat for first time

Watch video as keepers hope new arrival will boost public support for conservation efforts

Chester Zoo’s cute new otter pups given their first swimming lessons

Five newborn Asian short-clawed otter pups - two male and three female - spotted enjoying life outside of their den for first time

BIDuckasaurus who is CH1ChesterBIDs entry into this years corporate duck race on the River Dee on September 24

Dino duck fits the bill for CH1ChesterBID

CH1ChesterBID release images of their dinosaur-inspired entrant for Duck Race

Chester Zoo announces details of its biggest ever Hallowe'en event

The Enchantment of Chester Zoo will shine a spotlight on the incredible attributes of nocturnal animals

Chester Zoo welcomes two of the world’s most endangered primates

Zoo hopes to breed the two cotton-top tamarins

Chester Zoo celebrate UK wildlife at Connections Festival

Free fun festival offers families the chance to connect with nature

10 times TV crews descended on Chester and Ellesmere Port for filming

Camera crews seem to be popping up around these parts more and more, so we look at some of the best shows shot here

Chester Zoo gets to work on £7m investment in animal wellbeing

Sloths, anteaters, orangutans, tapirs and sun bears among the many species to benefit

A badger receiving a vaccination at Cheshire Wildlife Trust's Bickley Hall Farm. Picture by Tom Marshall

Cheshire Wildlife Trust urges residents to sign petition against badger culling

More than 36,000 people have signed the petition following Government announcement


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