CHESTER Zoo has been named among the best zoos in the world.

The attraction, which is home to more than 27,000 animals from 500 different species, is already the UK’s most visited zoo and the country’s most visited tourist attraction outside London.

It has also welcomed more than one million visitors so far this year – breaking all previous records over its 88-year history.

Now Chester Zoo has made it into Trip Advisor's Travellers’ Choice Awards. In best zoos in the world, it was placed sixth out of ten.

The zoo has already opened a number of new attractions this year, including a Madagascan dry forest zone, which is to the African island’s 'super predator', the fossa.

Looking further ahead, the zoo has planned a huge Grasslands zone – due to open in 2022 – inspired by a number of different African habitats.