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Chester Zoo

Upton-by-Chester, CHESTER, CH2 1LH

Chester Zoo is the UK's number one charity zoo, with over 7,000 animals and 400 different species, some of them amongst the most endangered species on the planet. There's plenty to see and do, like the Realm of the Red Ape enclosure, home to the Bornean and Sumatran orang-utans. Experience the sights and sounds of Assam, with the herd of Asian elephants, hornbills, tree shrews and rare fish inside Elephants of the Asian Forest. View the world's fastest land mammal, the cheetah, from the new Bat's Bridge. See a wide variety of beautifully coloured African birds housed in African Aviaries, and Philippine crocodiles in their new enclosure in the Tropical Realm.

Further information

Tel: 01244 380280
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£20 (ch £16). Family discount available

Opening times

Open all year, daily from 10 (last admission varies with season). Closed 25-26 Dec
Average visit 5hrs




Fully accessible. Electric scooters, wheelchairs for hire

Chester Zoo


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2m N of city centre off A41 & M53 junct 10 southbound, junct 12 all other directions

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