Over 1000 animals to visit and learn about...
|Theme Park||Chessington World of Adventures|
Before there was Chessington World of Adventures there was Chessington Zoo, which was originally opened on the site in 1931 by local entrepreneur Reginald Goddard.
The zoo still forms a big part of the theme park and showcases over one thousand animals. Chessington also plays an important role in conservation activities both at the park itself and through raising money to fund programmes to help endangered animals all over the world.
Major sections of the zoo include Trail of the Kings, which is home to Chessington's gorilla and lion families; the Sea Life centre aquarium; Sea Lion Bay; Penguin Bay; Amazu featuring a collection of birds and monkeys; and the Yoohoo & Friends Children's Zoo.
The zoo is now split across two main areas to the left (Trail of the Kings and Sea Lion Bay) and right (Amazu and Penguin Bay) of the Lodge Entrance, although animals can also be found in other parts of the theme park such as capybara and totrtoises in Rainforest, Lorikeets in Wild Asia, and tigers in Land of the Tiger.
Large mammals including Gorillas, Lions and Leopards
Marine life and an underwater tunnel
Home to Chessington's penguin family
Aquatic toys, books and souvenirs
Food stand offering donuts next to the Lodge Entrance
The Amazu area
Small animals in Amazu
Some of the old bird enclosures
Looking over the zoo