Attractions, United Kingdom, Zoos

Chessington Zoo

Chessington World of Adventures Resort, Leatherhead Road, Chessington, UK

0871 663 4477

www.chessington.com

Chessington Zoo was founded in 1931 in the grounds of a mansion of considerable history, which can be traced back to 1348. The estate was acquired by entrepreneur Reginald Goddard, a Flight Lieutenant from the Great War, who needed a place to house his exotic animal collection.

The Zoo at Chessington has developed into an exciting animal conservation centre, with many of the animals being threatened or endangered species in the wild. The Zoo runs many successful breeding programmes and also operates the Chessington Conservation Fund, which has raised £318,707.00 to date.

Visitors to Chessington World of Adventures can also enjoy family theme park rides, a SEA LIFE centre and two world-class hotels, with views across the resorts reserves which house numerous African animals.

Buy tickets to Chessington Zoo

Chessington Zoo - Afternoon Offer (after 12pm)

  • Over 40 rides and attractions
  • 10 themed lands
  • Zoo and SEA LIFE centre with over 1,000 animals

£50.50 £27

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Chessington Zoo - 1 Day Ticket (Advance Saver)

  • Over 40 rides and attractions
  • 10 themed lands
  • Zoo and SEA LIFE centre with over 1,000 animals

£50.50 £29.50

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Chessington Zoo - 2 Day Ticket

  • Over 40 rides and attractions
  • 10 themed lands
  • Zoo and SEA LIFE centre with over 1,000 animals

£101 £37

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Chessington Zoo

Chessington World of Adventures Resort, Leatherhead Road, Chessington, UK

Chessington Zoo was founded in 1931 in the grounds of a mansion of considerable history, which can be traced back to 1348. The estate was acquired by entrepreneur Reginald Goddard, a Flight Lieutenant from the Great War, who needed a place to house his exotic animal collection. The Zoo at Chessington has developed into an […]

Wildlife you might see at Chessington Zoo

Giraffe

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Asiatic Lion

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Western Lowland Gorilla

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Californian Sea Lion

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Humboldt Penguin

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Spider Monkey

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Meerkat

A small mammal belonging to the mongoose family, found in Botswana, Namibia, southwestern Angola and South Africa. Most travel in…

White Rhino

The largest and most numerous species of two-horned African rhinoceros. Has a broad, straight mouth and the widest set nostrils…

Rothschild’s Giraffe

One of the most endangered giraffe subspecies with only a few hundred left in the wild, all which live in…

Rainbow Lorikeet

It is a species of Australasian parrot, and has a very bright plumage. The head is deep blue, the belly…

Scimitar-horned Oryx

Now extinct in the world, they are bred in captivity in reserves in Tunisia, Morocco and Senegal. Distinguished for their…

Amur Tiger

Known to travel up to 1,000 km (620 mi), they inhabit mainly the Sikhote Alin mountain region with a small…

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