A zoo has stood on the site of Chessington World of Adventures since 1931, and it’s still going strong today. It is the only part of the park to operate during the winter, when low-cost Zoo Days promotions are frequently on offer.
The western half of the zoo is dominated by the Trail of the Kings, a walkthrough series of exhibits housing tigers, lions, binturong and gorillas. The opposite side hosts smaller enclosures, which house speices such as meerkats and wallabies. Presentations on sea lions are held at Sea Lion Bay several times daily.
The park expanded the zoo in May 2010 with the opening of Wanyama Village & Reserve area in front of the Holiday Inn Chessington. This features a small “savannah”, which hosts zebra, antelope and scimitar horned oryx.