Chester Zoo is one of the biggest zoos in UK. It was opened by George Mottershead in 1931. His father was a botanist and nurseryman. In childhood George was impressed by Manchester Zoo and his dream was to open his own zoo without usual bars and cages which disappointed him a lot. Later his family purchased land and several animals. Small zoo developed, acquired recognition and even operated during World War II. Nowadays Chester Zoo is acknowledged as one of the best zoos worldwide.