• Chester Zoo is celebrating the wonders of UK wildlife this February half term
  • Celebrations include the chance to meet wildlife cameraman, presenter and Strictly Come Dancing winner Hamza Yassin
  • Hamza will be hosting two special talks about his new book ‘Be a Birder’ on 20 February followed by a meet and greet for fans
  • The zoo’s huge new 360° exhibition Native: The Incredible World of British Wildlife shines a spotlight on the country’s iconic species
  • Visitors will learn about the wonders of UK wildlife and how to protect nature all around them

Wildlife cameraman and Strictly Come Dancing winner, Hamza Yassin, will be at Chester Zoo this February half term to meet and greet UK wildlife enthusiasts.

Running from 17 to 25 February, Chester Zoo is inviting visitors to uncover the wonders of UK wildlife.

Hamza Yassin

Joining the celebrations will be wildlife cameraman and Strictly Come Dancing winner, Hamza Yassin, who will be hosting two exciting talks on Tuesday 20 February about his new book ‘Be a Birder’ where he will share his own birdwatching adventures. 

The special event will take place at the charity zoo’s new events space, The Square, where nature enthusiasts will have the chance to meet him at an exclusive book signing.

Conservationists are also inviting zoo visitors on a journey across the British Isles in its huge new 360 immersive exhibition, Native: The Incredible World of British Wildlife.

Native at Chester Zoo

Nicola Buckley, Conservation Education & Engagement Manager at the zoo, said: “This February half term we’ll be taking visitors on a wild adventure and shining a spotlight on the very best of British wildlife inside our huge new 360° exhibition, Native: The Incredible World of British Wildlife. Zoo visitors will be transported to our country’s most dramatic coastlines and through its beautiful woodlands to discover colourful puffins, bottlenose dolphins, dam-building beavers and even the elusive Scottish wildcat.

“As part of these celebrations, we’re really excited to be welcoming Hamza Yassin to Chester Zoo for a series of special events. He will be sharing stories of his own birding adventures, while also providing top tips and tricks that help guests identify bird species, understand their behaviour and get started in their own birdwatching journey – it’s not to be missed!

“We’ve also planned a whole calendar of family fun activities which will be taking place throughout the week including animal treasure hunts, building bug hotels, interactive matchmaking games and much, much more.

“We want families to feel inspired about the wonders of UK wildlife and the role they can play in protecting the incredible nature all around us.”

Native at Chester Zoo

Entry is free with zoo admission and each session is limited to 250 people and is on a first come, first served basis. Hamza’s talks will take place at 11am and 2pm with guests offered the opportunity to meet him at 11:45am for a book signing.

Admission to this event is free when buying a zoo ticket and visitors do not need to pre-book this event. More information can be found at www.chesterzoo.org


Native - a brand new immersive experience at Chester Zoo
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A breath-taking 360° immersive experience, showcasing some of the most iconic species in the British Isles.

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A visit to Cheshire isn’t complete without a trip to the UK’s number one zoo. Chester Zoo is home to over 27,000 endangered and exotic animals based in beautiful, award-winning zoological gardens.



  1. Melissavargas
    I am very pleased to hear about this initiative by Chester Zoo. A range of activities, including the chance to meet wildlife cameraman and Strictly Come Dancing winner Hamza Yasin, add an exciting dimension to the celebration. I am currently writing argumentative essays about why it is important to protect nature. But since I'm not very creative, I use it to help https://edubirdie.com/examples/argumentative-essays/ it's a great resource where everything is convenient and high-quality. I appreciate Chester Zoo's commitment to conservation and education. I hope this event will raise awareness and encourage more people to take an active role in protecting our incredible natural heritage.
  2. Dorothy A. Moser
    Absolutely thrilled to hear about Hamza Yassin's upcoming collaboration with Chester Zoo conservationists! It's incredibly heartwarming to see influential figures like him using their platform to raise awareness about wildlife conservation. By joining forces with Chester Zoo, Hamza is not only inspiring countless individuals but also making a tangible difference in protecting endangered species. Looking forward on https://assignmentpay.com/literature-review-writing-service/ to seeing the positive impact of this partnership during February half term and beyond!

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