Cheshire Network

Description

Chester Zoo, located at Upton-by-Chester in Cheshire, England, is one of the United Kingdom's largest and most renowned zoos. Opened in 1931 by George Mottershead and his family, the zoo has grown significantly over the years. It currently covers an area of 51 hectares (130 acres) and has a total landholding of approximately 160 hectares (400 acres), making it the largest zoo in the UK by area.

The zoo is recognized for its extensive collection of over 27,000 animals, including a wide variety of endangered and unusual species. With more than 500 different species housed in the zoo, it offers a diverse and educational experience for visitors. Among these animals are some of the most endangered species on the planet, highlighting the zoo's commitment to conservation and wildlife protection.

Chester Zoo is renowned for its beautiful, award-winning zoological gardens. These gardens not only provide a naturalistic habitat for the animals but also offer a visually stunning experience for visitors. The zoo's emphasis on creating a habitat that closely resembles the animals' natural environment is part of its broader conservation and educational goals.

As the UK's number one charity zoo, Chester Zoo plays a significant role in wildlife conservation and education. It attracts numerous visitors and is ranked highly among the things to do in Chester. The zoo's history, extensive animal collection, and beautiful gardens make it a must-visit destination for animal lovers and families looking for an educational and enjoyable day out​​​​​​​​.

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  • February 29, 2024 5:52 pm local time