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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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  • Arrived for the 10-10.30 slot and the car park was already rammed. Far too many people, many not wearing masks. Signage around the zoo was poor with worn out markings so it was a free for all. When.....  more »
  • A good day out given that several parts of the zoo are still restricted due to COVID. No maps provided and the floor arrows become confusing - I am sure we missed several parts of the zoo as we kept.....  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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