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Colchester Zoo, Colchester

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Must see · Zoo · Zoo / Aquarium
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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  • I really loved my visit lovely to see the animals in such in nice conditions and very well cared for the food in pizza restaurant was lovely and great to have a vegan option I did have a bit of a...  more »
  • What an amazing place!! The inner child in me came out here, took my two young children with me and tbh i don't know who was more excited 🤣 infact maybe the wife 🙃 what a great experience i visited....  more »
  • More of a kids zoo than others I have been to. Some interesting animals and the place is deceptively big. two areas where you can interact with the animals which is good. The amenities were a good standard and plenty of them! Take a sturdy pair of shoes as you will be taking on some steep hills! Not bad for a day out!
  • Its amazing.. great set up, huge variety of animals and enormous amount of info and knowledge.. the animals homes are fantastic for each of their needs.. a fabulous day out.. caters for huge variety of needs for the public to enjoy the facilities.. love it..

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