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Founded in 1931 by George Mottershead. Chester Zoo is now the one of the foremost Zoos in Europe. Growing from it's original 9 acres around Oakfield House. The attraction now occupies over 111 acres. It houses Europes largest colony of chimpanzees. And has active breeding programs for many endangered species.

See also

PostHeaderIcon The Queen at Chester Zoo

The Queen at Chester Zoo

As part of her Diamond Jubilee tour of Britain the Queen made a fleeting visit to Chester Zoo where she officially opened the new entrance gates, part of the "Diamond Jubilee Quarter".

PostHeaderIcon Dinosaurs at Chester Zoo

Dinosaurs at Chester Zoo

Throuighout the summer chester Zoo has played host to a number of animatronic Dinosaurs. Scattered around the Islands in Danger area.

PostHeaderIcon Elephant Sculpture in Town Hall Square

Elephant Sculpture in Town Hall Square

Chester Zoo has donated a 1metre high bronze statue of a calf elephant to Chester. The sculpture by Annette Yarrow is simmilar to the one standing near the Zoo's entrance and which attracts a lot of children to it's back.

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Chester Zoo Photographs

Just added to the Gallery section of this web site is an album of Photographs of Chester Zoo.

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Zulu dancing at Chester Zoo

throughout August Chester Zoo has played host to a troup of dancers from KwaZulu Natal, The Mighty Zulu Nation Theatre Company. In the past they have toured Britain, Russia, Italy, France,Germany and South Africa with a mixture of traditional Zulu dance and music. This is not the first time they have appeared at Chester Zoo. Their program is a great crowd puller with pulsating drums, dance and acrobatics.


Chester Photograph Galleries

Setting the Scene

Chester: The walls

Chester: The rows


Chester Zoo Gallery

Chester: River and Canal

More gallery information

Video presentation of a selection of gallery content

Useful Links

The official Chester tourist guide

The official Chester tourist site

Chester a virtual stroll around the walls

An information packed site about the heritage of Chester and guided walks

River boat trips and open top bus tours of Chester

River trips and open top bus tours of Chester

Chester wiki

More information about modern and historical Chester


Photo Blog Directory

Photo Blogs - BlogCatalog Blog Directory

Photo Store

Chester photo store

Also take a look at...

link to ls-EYEWORKS

For more pictures go to

Polperro-a portrait

or take a look at our portrait of Polperro in Cornwall