Chessington World of Adventures will offer a range of special events in its zoo during the school half-term from June 2-10, 2012.
The zoo is taking part in the British & Irish Association of Zoos and Aquariums "Love Your Zoo 2012" initiative, and will offer a range of extra feeds, talks and meet-and-greets with its zoo keepers and animals during the school holiday. This will include the chance to feed otters and penguins, get a kiss from a sea lion or learn how the creatures that take part in the Animal Antics show are trained.
The park will also host a brand new show, "Wild Factor", in its Dragon's Tale Theatre during half-term. This will incorporate a number of species of reptiles and insects, including giant snails, snakes and spiders.
For the 2012 season, Chessington's major new attraction is the "Dreamworks Magagascar Live! Prepare to Party" show, which stars a host of characters from the popular Madagascar movies. This includes Alex, King Julien, Gloria, Mort and the mischievous penguins, who take part in a range of energetic dance routines.