Her Majesty The Queen and His Royal Highness The Duke of Edinburgh opened Chester Zoo £2m gateway to conservation with the unveiling of the Diamond Jubilee Quarter on Thursday 17th May 2012. Pictured is a statue of a Rothschild giraffe towering over The Queen as her Diamond Jubilee tour continued.

The encounter camephpdXommZ7826 as the monarch was making her first visit to Chester Zoo in Cheshire. Hardscape supplied Inish concrete setts and Egerton Red sandstone slabs to the scheme designed by landscape architects Ryder Landscape Consultants of Chester. (Image courtesy of Chester Zoo).