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Going to the Zoo Zoo Zoo!
Member Name: sheffutdgirl
Advantages: Huge zoo, plenty to see and excellent conservation work
We live about 20 minutes away from Chester Zoo, so I've been a fair few times over the years. My last visit we were there 8 hours, pretty much from opening to closing. It's safe to say I love it there!
Chester Zoo is huge. It really does take a whole day to get around it all. There is the whole range of animals, with everything you'd expect - like elephants, giraffes and lions - and some more unusual creatures too - like the mesmerising African painted dogs and the beautiful spectacled bears (like Paddington so they say!). One of my favourite exhibits is the fruit bat forest where you can walk through the darkness with bats swooping past you - amazing. My other favourite is the jaguar enclosure - feeding time highly recommended!
It's quite annoying that you have to pay extra for the monorail, but you do get a great view of some of the exhibits from above. Food is reasonable, quite expensive - but better than you can expect at many theme parks / attractions.
I totally recommend Chester Zoo. It's my favourite zoo that I've visited. They also do lots of conservation work in the UK and overseas. A great day out!
I thoroughly love Chester Zoo but always wince slightly at how much it costs to get in. Therefore I am going to rate Chester Zoo 4 stars.
Summary: In my opinion the best zoo in the UK.
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