Written on: 22/03/2008 by Barryt (14 reviews written)
Chester Zoo is long established, thoroughly entertaining and has a wide range of animals, most of which are endangered in one way or another.
The new 'Realm of the Red Ape' environment for Orang-Utans and Gibbons can only be described as superb. The Orangs obviously enjoy their new home and there are other animals to see in the same exhibit including one of the largest Reticulated Pythons I have seen.
A small but excellent aquarium has a wide range of colourful fish to see and pretty well everything else you can think of.
A really good feature for parents is the wrist band for kids with your own mobile number written on it. If your child gets lost or separated, any keeper will ring you and tell you where the child is.
It is difficult to find fault with Chester. Admission is quite expensive but well worth the money. If you are taking children, a picnic is a better alternative to the fairly expensive restaurant.
The Zoo is very disabled-friendly with easy access to all places. For photographers, most of the exhibits are good with plenty of room for tripods if you are careful when doing close ups.
Educationally, Chester cannot be faulted with lots of information posted about projects and concerns.
Like most Zoos/Wildlife Parks, Chester is continually evolving with new accommodation for animals and new attractions. The Elephants, Chimps and Orangs are world famous and you won't be disappointed.
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