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Chester Zoo

Listed under Visitor Attractions in Liverpool, United Kingdom.

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In 1930, founder George Mottershead realised his dream of creating a zoo without bars. With over 7000 animals and 400 different species, Chester Zoo is alive with characters from all over the globe who are part of the zoo’s conservation breeding programme. Different zones of the zoo attempt to transport you into realms undiscovered. “Elephants of the Asian Forest” must feel at home in their surroundings as they were the first Asian Elephants to breed successfully in the UK. Watch the Great Indian Hornbills and Azure Winged Magpies flock around them as the Pig Nosed Turtles snuffle for ground bound treasures. It’s hard to believe that Chester holds the key to the expansive central American jungle, but, visit “The Spirit of the Jaguar” and see local residents Salvador and Sophia cross the dry Savannah to cool off in the river pools. Look down into “The Realm of the Red Ape” and see a playground of trees belonging to the Borean and Sumatran orang-utans. Indonesia is a few minutes walk away from the enclosure, as is the chimpanzee breeding centre, home to king-pin Dylan, the dominant male. Monkey Island is a fortress surrounded by a moat, coups are not advisable. The “Twilight Zone” holds the largest flying bat cave in the U.K and the second coming arrives at Chester Zoo in the form of five Komodo dragons, born to virgin mother Flora.

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Written by  Sybilla Harvey.

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