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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 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

11 things still to look forward to in Chester in 2016

What does Chester have in store for the rest of the year?

Chester amphitheatre debate pits Romans against Georgians

But Historic England want to protect building which sits atop the 2,000-year-old venue 

Proposals and Pokémon Go at Chester Zoo fundraising event

Man snagged himself a rare fiancée and £17,000 raised for conservation projects

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

Chester Zoo passes the million visitors mark in record time

Islands attraction and Channel 4 documentary series credited for record-breaking figures

Meet the man who will trek 1,000 miles in a month… in bare feet

Ross Edgley has taken on the challenge to raise awareness of a Chester Zoo project

Friends and family of Sadie Hartley pay tribute to 'truly inspirational lady'

Loved ones share their memories of the businesswoman, as Chester pair are convicted of her murder

Kate Grannell is appealing for help in tracking down her lost engagement ring

Reward offered for return of 'precious' engagement ring

Can you help Kate Grannell, who thinks she may have lost the ring on a day out to Chester Zoo in May

Lantern Magic at Chester Zoo

Chester Zoo Lantern Magic tickets go on sale

Book now for popular Christmas Lanterns event at Chester Zoo

200 rare tarantulas hatch in Chester – but there's no need to panic

Keepers at Chester Zoo are first in world to breed the arachnids

Danny the Champion of the World at Tatton Park

Roald Dahl delights top list of family-friendly activities in Cheshire and Flintshire

Marketing Cheshire reveals range of late-summer events


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