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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.


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

Solo the Malayan tapir calf goes on his first outdoor adventure at Chester Zoo

Chester Zoo's rare tapir calf Solo ventures outdoors for first time

Endangered animal revels in debut adventure under watchful eye of mum

Rare northern bald ibis chicks hatch at Chester Zoo

Seven chicks now destined for the wild

Director of Cheshire Clearances & Removals Gemma Fithon: A Day in the Life

Moving house, yoga and walking in the countryside

Chester Zoo

Chester Zoo slammed for 'shocking' comment to autistic worker

21-year-old told to improve eye contact in performance review, after zoo signed up as autism champion

The Whitby High School in Ellesmere Port held a reunion to mark the culmination of a two year social media project involving collaboration with schools in mainland Europe

Ellesmere Port high school marks end of two year European collaboration

Social media project involving five countries

Four baby rock hyraxes have been born at Chester Zoo

Watch: Chester Zoo welcomes birth of four baby rock hyraxes

Tiny additions have some surprisingly large relatives at the popular venue

Chester Zoo team helps rare UK butterfly make a comeback

Heath butterfly has been reintroduced in Lancashire

Chester Zoo visitors: smile - you may be on camera!

People visiting the zoo could feature in the second series of Channel 4’s The Secret Life of the Zoo.


Summer holidays in Chester and Ellesmere Port: A guide of things to do

A helpful list of events in and around the city to keep the kids busy during the school holidays

Helping Chester Zoo animals keep their cool

Keepers hose down the elephants and feed 'ice lollies' to the chimps as temperatures soar

WATCH: First endangered tapir born at Chester Zoo makes adorable debut

Fewer than 2,500 Malayan tapirs are now thought to exist in the forests and rainforests of their native South East Asia


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