Charity information

Chester Zoo

The North of England Zoological Society is the conservation and education charity which operates both Chester Zoo and Act for Wildlife.

Founded 1934

  • Mission statement

    Our mission is to be a major force in conserving biodiversity worldwide.

    Through connecting people with wildlife our vision is a diverse, thriving and sustainable natural world.

  • Aims

    Chester Zoo aims to:

    • Focus conservation activity to achieve greatest impact
    • Promote, support and sustain our conservation work
    • Develop resource streams in support of our mission
    • Manage our people, work and activities to ensure long-term sustainability
    • Make clear, fundamental links between in-zoo activities and our field programmes worldwide
  • Overview

    Established: May 1934

    Registered Charity Number: 306077

    Board members: 15

    Full time staff: 300

    Part time staff: 200

    Volunteers: 50

    Phone number: 01244 650229

    Address: Chester Zoo Caughall Road Upton by Chester Chester CH2 1LH

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