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Chessington Zoo

Chessington World of Adventures

Over 1000 animals to visit and learn about...

Theme ParkChessington World of Adventures
Opened1931
Lion

Lion

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.

Attractions

Trail of the Kings

Trail of the Kings

Large mammals including Gorillas, Lions and Leopards

Sea Life

Sea Life

Marine life and an underwater tunnel

Sea Lion Bay

Sea Lion Bay

Sea Lions

Penguin Bay

Penguin Bay

Home to Chessington's penguin family

Food and Shopping

Sea Life Shop

Sea Life Shop

Aquatic toys, books and souvenirs

Donut Shack

Donut Shack

Food stand offering donuts next to the Lodge Entrance

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