Chester Zoo, located at Caughall Road, in Chester, United Kingdom, was founded in 1930, opened for public in 1931 and the first elephant arrived in 1941.
At Chester Zoo lives 6 elephants with records in this database: (detail list)
1930: The Mottershead family bought Oakfield Estate in Upton by Chester, and after they were granted permission by the the Ministry of Health, opened the zoo next year, accepting its first pair of elephants from a circus in 1941.
1960: The almost completion of the Pachyderm House, which was ready to accommodate elephants, rhinos and hippopotamus.
Chester elephants enjoying their evening meal in the stables, March 2008. Photo © Audrey Mealiff