Chester Zoo located in Chester, England. The Zoo started out in 1931 and found by Henry Mottershead and his members of the family. It is one of the biggest zoos in the UK, it Covers 400 acres area.
It is the most-visited wildlife destination in England, and in 2014 more than 1.4 million tourists visited. In July 2015 it titled as the best zoo in the UK and 7th in the world by TripAdvisor.
Chester Zoo Inside transport :
The zoo bisected by a public bridle road, Flag Lane. For several years, a single bridge, drivable by zoo vehicles, near the elephant exhibit was the only crossing place within the grounds. A 2nd crossing, acceptable by pedestrians and mobility scooters, called Bats’ Bridge, has improved the ability of visitors to circulate.
There are other ways to traveling around the zoo:
- A transport system, now known as the monorail, with a station at the main entrance near the elephants and a station near the lions. It runs in a circle, but riders are only permitted to make single journeys of a half circle.
- A circular boat trip operates on the Lazy River in the Islands exhibit.
- Visitors must pay extra for using the monorail, but the boat trip in Islands included in normal zoo admission.
- Mobility scooters and locker and buggy hire are available near the main entrance.
Food in Chester Zoo:
Chester’s catering services include Bembé Kitchen near the main entrance which opened in 2006. June’s Pavilion on the west of the zoo and Manado Street Kitchen found on Sulawesi in the Islands exhibit. The Oakfield Restaurant, in a Victorian mansion house near the lion enclosure, and the Acorn Bar, are both used for private functions as well as catering to zoo visitors.
There are children’s play areas, shops, kiosks and several picnic lawns around the zoo. A second pedestrian entrance located in the southeast corner of the zoo behind Oakfield House.
Chester Zoo maintains a huge and assorted collection. Over half, the species at the zoo appeared on the IUCN Red List and 155 classified as threatened species. 134 species kept as part of a managed captive breeding programmed. The zoo manages the studbooks for Congo buffalo, jaguar, blue-eyed cockatoo, Madagascan tree boa, gemsbok (all ESB species), black rhinoceros, Ecuadorian amazon parrot, Mindanao writhe-billed hornbill and Rodrigues fruit bat (all EEP species)
Chester Zoo Working Time :
|Opening time||Closing time|
|Mon 6 Jun – Thu 21 Jul||10am||5pm|
|Fri 22 Jul – Sun 4 Sep||10am||6pm|
|Mon 5 Sep – Sun 23 Sep||10am||5pm|
|Mon 24 Sep – Mon 31 Oct||10am||4.30pm|
|Tue 1 Nov – Fri 23 Dec||10am||4pm|
|Sat 24 Dec||10am||3pm|
|Christmas Day & Boxing Day||Closed||Closed|
|Tue 27 Dec – Sat 31 Dec||10am||4pm|
Chester Zoo Tickets :
|Aged 2 and under||Free|
|Student / Senior||£22.00|
|Carer for disabled guest||Free|
Book Ticket online on www.chesterzoo.org and get discount.
Chester Zoo Address and Contact :
Address : Moston Rd, Upton, Chester CH2 1EU, United Kingdom
Phone No : +44 1244 380280
Website : www.chesterzoo.org