Chester Zoo will provide free entry to 35,000 school children later this year, as part of a campaign to inspire a new wave of conservationists.

Chester Zoo which is the UK’s most visited tourist attraction outside London and the country’s most popular zoo, is both a conservation and an education charity.

A scientific study, supported by the zoo, reported last year that people have significantly better understanding of biodiversity and conservation after a visit to a zoo.

Chester Zoo has enlisted the help of UK schoolchildren in its battle to save South East Asia’s endangered songbirds.