Chester Zoo

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Chester Zoo, Chester, United Kingdom - 01244 380280Fax01244 Charity No. 306077

Chester Zoo Reviews

S-Jay S-Jay
44 reviews
A Day At The Zoo Mar 01, 2013
The next evolutionary step for humankind is to move from human to kind..

Evolution is always questioned, and will always even if we find the answers we seek..

What we do know is that we are animals.. Adapted & progressed.. But within us burns deep our animal instinct, and that instinct sadly has cost us a lot of our nature, animals and will undoubtedly cost us more.

There are many different views and opinions of zoo's, aquariums and all manner of dwellings that house creatures from the miniature bat to the magnificent size of an elephant.

Within my personal self, I find answers to questions within Zoo's that spark more questions and a common love of gaining knowledge and understanding of the creatures out there.

Chester Zoo has over 11,000 animals at the zoo from 400 different species.A large majority of these are on different scales of endangerment, and Chester Zoo is on of few zoo's dedicated into the conservation and breeding of these creature's.

The zoo has an education center for daily visitors, parts of the center are adapted to children to allow them to gain knowledge and understanding by interactions with animals, arts & crafts.

The zoo holds daily talks with the animals by their enclosures at feeding times to see the animals up close and the presentation comes from keepers with a great depth of knowledge to allow for questions & answers.

The park is accessible for wheelchair users and pushchairs. It has disabled facilities all around and also has electric trains running through the park as well as a monorail.

Cost.. Well it is not cheap however the park is open all day (times do vary during Winter etc) and the times can be seen on their website along with address & price listing.

The zoo asks for a "standard price" for getting in, but have a "donation price" that is some money more (10%) that allows them to claim gift aid for conservation purposes, some people feel this is cheeky & only pay for the standard admission price, it is each to their own personal choice of how much they would like to pay.

There are numerous facilities for food & drink, again this could be costly if you have a large family however the zoo promotes visitors to bring their own food i.e. packed lunches etc that you can eat in food halls or outside in the picnic areas. Again the choice is up to you.

I personally think one is never too old for a zoo. There is something to always learn. Its an eye opener make no mistake.
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Hummingbird says:
Nice review and great photos!! :)
Posted on: Mar 01, 2013
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pilgrim68 pilgrim68
56 reviews
An Educational family day out Sep 11, 2011
Some may question the ethics of Zoos at all but it is estimated that a third of all animal and plant species face a high risk of extinction in this century.

Chester Zoo’s mission istatetement is ‘to be a major force in conserving biodiversity worldwide’. They set about achieiving their mission by significantly contributing to the protection of species and habitats through a combination of field conservation, research, conservation breeding, advances in animal welfare and education.

Zoos worldwide operate a close-knit network to coordinate conservation work. Chester Zoo is an active member of national, European and international zoo bodies including the British and Irish Association of Zoos and Aquariums (BIAZA), the European Association of Zoos and Aquaria (EAZA) and the World Association of Zoos and Aquariums (WAZA). These organisations exist to ensure high standards of practice in zoos, coordinate breeding programmes and help zoos maximise their conservation involvement.

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