Like many zoos in the United Kingdom and indeed worldwide, Chester Zoo has been hit very hard by the coronavirus. Visitor numbers played an essential role in supproting the zoo and also its conservation projects around the world.
You could also consider adopting an animal - there's a Bronze, Silver and Gold levels to choose from plus a huge range of animals.
Or you could make a donation on behalf of your loved ones.
The coronavirus has put a stop to a crucial source of income for the zoo. Even though it has opened up, it won't have the numbers coming through to make up for lost income. The animals need feeding and veterinary care. Conservation projects need support.
Please visit Chester Zoo's website and look what you can do to give your support. Taking out a membership or giving a membership is one way.
Donating through the zoo's Just Giving page is another.
Images copyright to Chester Zoo from their Just Giving page