And yet the animals there still need to be cared for. Amongst them are this very rare baby rhino born at the zoo! The zoo's CCTV's cameras caught the birth and shows the baby up on her feet and suckling from mum just 10 minutes later!! This is a very special arrival because there are fewer than 1,000 eastern black rhinos left on the planet.
Take out a membership, and you’ll be making a valuable contribution to the important work Chester Zoo does. Its charity fund, Act for Wildlife, is a community of experts and enthusiasts, all taking action to protect the natural world. So part of your contribution as a member goes towards the zoo’s mission to prevent extinction. The zoo is fighting to protect species both at the zoo and in the field. Donors and members enable this to happen. The zoo needs all our support.
Members receive a subscription to the quarterly members magazine, ‘Z’ Mag by post or email. It gives you updates on your favourite animals and on the day to day running of the Zoo. It also has details of members’ events and there are behind the scenes interviews with the team and updates on conservation projects around the world and at the zoo. Members are invited to have a say in the future in the zoo, too!
Members receive unlimited free entry for 12 months (which applies during normal opening hours – they are only closed on Christmas Day and Boxing Day, and they open at 10am daily), although all members must pre-book online in advance of visiting until further notice (this is due to Covid-19).
Members talks where you’ll find out how your membership help fund vital conservation work.
Members’ discount in the zoo shops* and cafes which only use sustainable palm oil - *some items are excluded from members’ discounts e.g. books, DVDs, promotional offers
There are additional benefits for discounts and exclusive visits to children’s activities and talks. Memberships for children are at a significantly reduced rate than adults.
There’s a list of FAQs here, which has information about buying a gift membership and how to go about it and what the zoo will need
Give a wildlife lover a gift from Chester Zoo: