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.
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.