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Is June Mottershead still alive?

Is June Mottershead still alive?

May 1, 2015June Mottershead / Died

Who was the founder of Chester Zoo?

George MottersheadChester Zoo / FounderGeorge Saul Mottershead OBE was the founder of Chester Zoo. Wikipedia

Where did George Mottershead live?

George Saul Mottershead was born at 33 Lindow Street, Sale Moor in 1894. From 1912-1920 he lived above 131 Northenden Road, Sale, where he opened a physical culture school known as Saul’s School of Scientific Physical Culture . His childhood dream was to build a “Zoo without Bars”.

What was the first animal at Chester Zoo?

polar bear
Then in 1930, he bought Oakfield Estate, around seven to nine acres of land in Upton for about £3,500 and the family moved into the manor. They then began their plans to create the zoo with the first enclosures built in the stable yard where they kept a polar bear.

Is Chester Zoo still family owned?

Chester Zoo was opened in 1931 by George Mottershead and his family. It is one of the UK’s largest zoos at 51 hectares (130 acres). The zoo has a total land holding of approximately 160 hectares (400 acres). Chester Zoo is operated by the North of England Zoological Society, a registered charity founded in 1934.

How many elephants have died at Chester Zoo?

In zoos in some regions of the world, EEHV is the single greatest cause of death in young Asian elephants. Sadly, Chester Zoo has had a long tragic history of deaths from this disease: five elephants succumbed to the disease in the six years up to 2015.

Where in Shavington did George Mottershead live?

George, his parents and the rest of his family moved to a farm in Shavington in 1920 when they opened a small zoo. Then in 1930, he bought Oakfield Estate, around seven to nine acres of land in Upton for about £3,500 and the family moved into the manor.

Did Chester Zoo start in Shavington?

George Mottershead founded Chester Zoo in the early 1930s, following an earlier venture in partnership with William English to develop a small zoo at Shavington, Cheshire, where the Mottershead family’s market-garden business was based.

Was there ever a polar bear at Chester Zoo?

The Mottershead family move to Oakfield Estate Once they moved into the house they began their exciting plans to build their new zoo. The first enclosures were built in the stable yard. And a polar bear moved in!

Is Chester Zoo bigger than Edinburgh Zoo?

Chester is the largest and most visited zoo in the UK, and in the top 15 zoos in the world! It will most definitely take a full day to see it all as the zoo is home to over 7,000 animals representing over 400 species.

Do Chester Zoo cull animals?

Chester Zoo does not cull animals and has other methods in place to keep the number of animals at a sustainable level.

What animals were lost in the Chester Zoo fire?

The blaze broke out in December 2018 at Chester Zoo’s Monsoon Forest, which houses orangutans and crocodiles. Some birds, fish and insects died and the roof was damaged in the fire, caused by an electrical fault.