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Colchester Zoo

Colchester Zoo is home to over 260 species set in 60 acres of parkland and lakes and are proudly listed as one of top 2 zoos in the UK and the 11th best zoo around the world as part of the TripAdvisor Travellers' Choice Attractions.

Visit Colchester Zoo and you will see species from around the world and learn more about them at daily encounters, giving you the chance to see the animals being fed, watch a training session or perhaps just quiz the keepers!

As you navigate your way around Colchester Zoo you’ll visit many different habitats; from the humid home of our Komodo Dragons to the zoo’s very own Africa plain, Kingdom of the Wild, home to white rhino, giraffes, ostrich, zebra and kudu.
 
You can also take part in some fantastic activities with the opportunity to hand feed the elephants and giraffe at daily public feeding sessions and walk through the 24m tunnel as sealions swim overhead.
 
Colchester Zoo also has many undercover areas so you can stay warm and dry on even the wettest of days! Stop by the 'Orangutan Forest' and see if you can hang for as long as an orangutan, feed the rainbow lorikeets in their tropical walkthrough aviary, or walkthrough ‘Butterfly Glade’, home to a number of tropical plants and butterflies and the perfect place to warm up on a chilly day!
 
‘Chimpanzee Lookout' is the zoo’s tallest enclosure yet with the outdoor area allowing the chimps to explore new heights!
 
Colchester Zoo also offers a range of delicious food options so there’s no need to worry about a picnic! PLUS there are loads of gifts and treats in their shops, so you can find the perfect souvenir to remember your day! 
 
With so much to see and do including a full calendar of events you may find you want to return throughout the year, Colchester Zoo’s Passes allow you to do just that with unlimited visits for 12 or 24 months.
 
For more information visit the website and follow them on Facebook, Twitter or Instagram. 
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