Evening event to mark Chessington zoo’s 80th

Chessington World of Adventures will celebrate its zoo’s 80th anniversary with a special evening event on Saturday.

An after hours event running from 6pm to dusk will feature interactive experiences with the animals as well as special shows.

Auctions will also be held, with money raised going to the Chessington Conservation Fund (CCF).

The CCF was launched earlier this year and promotes sucessful breeding of endangered species and supports a selection of conservation charities.

The zoo’s manager Marc Boardman said: “The Conservation fund is a project we have been working on for a while and we are excited to finally have it up and running. It is important that we continue our successful breeding programmes within the Zoo but also spread our reach and help protect animals in the wild.”

Admission is charged at £5 and is available online at Chessington.com, as well as on the gate on the night. All proceeds from the night will go to the CCF.

A timetable of events can be viewed by clicking here.