World leading education and conservation charity Chester Zoo has recently announced that mums from in and beyond the city can visit entirely for free over Mother’s Day weekend.
To celebrate the important occasion, the zoo is inviting mothers of all ages to explore its 128-acre site and over 27,000 animals, and discover more about its mission to help endangered creatures around the world and stop them becoming extinct.
The new initiative arrives after an exciting start to Chester Zoo’s year, which has seen many animal mothers welcoming new offspring in what it describes as a “baby boom” of highly threatened and rare species. Animal new-borns so far in 2023 already include a Malayan tapir, fossa cub triplets, a Goodfellow’s tree kangaroo, a Western chimpanzee, a greater one-horned rhino calf and twin Sumatran tiger cubs.
Senior Admissions and Membership Manager for the zoo, Gemma Wright, commented on the new births and the weekend ahead:
“To celebrate, we want to mark the special occasion of Mother’s Day by offering mums the opportunity to visit for free, to connect with nature, see these incredible animals and their new babies for themselves, and learn all about the zoo’s efforts to prevent extinction.”
The promotion at Chester Zoo is applicable this Saturday, March 18 and Sunday, March 19. To claim their free admission, mothers just need to turn up at the weekend with a full paying child or adult or member. Pre-booked tickets are also available on the zoo’s website.