August 8, 2019 / Modified aug 8, 2019 4:38 p.m.

Our Zoo

Enjoy the true story of the Mottershead family, who, despite staunch opposition and huge personal sacrifice, founded Chester Zoo in the 1930s.

When George Mottershead, an ex-serviceman still struggling to come to terms with the effects of the Great War, finds a monkey locked up in a quarantine cage, it sparks an idea that becomes a life-long mission. He dreams of building Britain’s first zoo without bars. Soon, he starts buying up unwanted animals. But George lives with his parents Lucy and Albert Mottershead, his wife Lizzie and his daughters Mew and June. The family home is bursting at the seams and something has to change. Then George spies a large, rambling and rundown estate in the countryside. It’s the perfect spot for his zoo.

Our Zoo on PBS 6 Plus.

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