Kalinga the Asiatic Lioness, 11, an inhabitant of Trail of the Kings, died on January 31st 2014.
Kalinga was born on March 1st 2002 to Vanaraj and Shantee at Zoo de La Boissière du Doré near Nantes, France. She was soon transferred to Terra Natura Zoo and Waterpark, Benidorm, before relocating to Chessington Zoo in 2007 to join Ashok, the Asiatic Lion from Chester Zoo.
Kalinga and Ashok struggled to produce a healthy litter in the 7 (more…)
Chessington Buzz are pleased to be able to share with you our exclusive closed season update now that the park has re-opened for the African Adventures half term experience. Check out our gallery of photos and take a look at the construction progress on Amazu and the Azteca hotel, as well as the new for 2014 ride, Scorpion Express!
As well as all of the photo’s below, Chessington Buzz can now reveal some key details about Scorpion Express and some of the other exciting changes taking place for 2014. (more…)
At Chessington Buzz, we pride ourselves on ensuring our community is supported by a Team of versatile, friendly and enthusiastic individuals whom volunteer in their own time to maintain the site and the associated social media platforms. Today is bittersweet for us as we say farewell to one of our brightest members but also welcome two newcomers to our Team!
Our goodbye goes to our current Graphic Designer and Social Media Head, Lottie, who is moving onto new website pastures.
Today at approximately 08:30am, Chessington World of Adventures had to call the emergency services following the breakout of a fire in the parks Creaky Cafe. The Cafe was, at the time, being used for the parks Santa’s Grotto attraction.
The fire, which has now been extinguished, has caused a great amount of damage to the Cafe and grotto, but the park remains fully optimistic about opening the Zoo to hotel guests tomorrow. The park was evacuated swiftly (more…)
There are a host of huge changes in place for the 2014 season at Chessington, which officially opens on the 19th of March next year, with more than one brand new attraction!
Chessington have officially announced that the Runaway Train will be re-themed “Scorpion Express” alongside a re-themed Mexicana area for the 2014 season. Set within the new area of “Scorpion Valley”, the re-themed ride will be the classic attraction you know and love but with a major face lift! (more…)