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Colchester Zoo, Colchester

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The colorful, friendly world of Colchester Zoo has been home to a wide number of animals since its foundation in 1963, and has grown to become a 24 hectares (60 acres) complex housing more than 250 species. The zoo has different themed sections, including an area dedicated to elephants, African animals like hyenas and rhinos, Patagonian sea lions, and orangutans. See Colchester Zoo and all Colchester has to offer by arranging your trip with our Colchester trip planner.
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  • Amazing zoo, so much to see and so many different animals. Lots of parks and places to sit/eat. Definitely feel this is the best zoo around. 
    Amazing zoo, so much to see and so many different animals. Lots of parks and places to sit/eat. Definitely feel this is the best zoo around.  more »
  • Just amazing, such a fabulous zoo. Every animal looks happy and well cared for. Great parks aswell so something for everyone. My sons loved feeding the parrots. We bought a gold card so I’m sure we... 
    Just amazing, such a fabulous zoo. Every animal looks happy and well cared for. Great parks aswell so something for everyone. My sons loved feeding the parrots. We bought a gold card so I’m sure we...  more »
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  • I am a member of Chester zoo so had a free visit. I've been too many zoo across the country and this is the definitely the next best after Chester. Colchester is not as big but is definitely more interactive with its customers and was well set out. Plenty of animals to view and plenty of eating spaces and play areas for the kids. Would definitely recommend a visit to anyone. And we will definitely return next time we are in the area πŸ‘ŒπŸΌπŸ‘ŒπŸΌπŸ‘ŒπŸΌ
  • Colchester Zoo is simply amazing. They are clearly interested in animal welfare always improving their environment and provided enriching foods and entertainment. The Zoo is always well kept and presented. They contribute to their charity Action in the wild and have secured a successful breeding program for many animals. Presentations we watched were done with knowledgeable friendly staff. All the staff were happy and welcoming. Colchester Zoo is "up there" with Zoos across the planet. I'm so glad its so local to me. They are so active in the community. Well done Colchester Zoo. My daughter has asked you get Giant Pandas in particular baby ones. She loves the Red Pandas but they aren't quite the same she said.

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