Colchester Zoo

Things to do in Essex: Colchester Zoo

Beautiful, Unusual & Rare Species Of The Animal Kingdom.

Home to around 180 species and set in 60 acres of parkland and lakes, Colchester Zoo hosts many different habitats, from the humid home of their Komodo Dragons to their very own Africa plain, Kingdom of the Wild, home to white rhino, giraffes, ostrich, zebra and kudu.

Explore Penguin Shores, and observe the large group of Humboldt penguins as they dive, swim, feed and interact with other penguins.

The Meddelin Monkey exhibit is a must-see! A group of Colombian black spider monkeysare very social and will often be climbing by the walkways or chilling out in their enclosure!

Colchester Zoo have many fantastic undercover areas, so you can stay warm and dry on even the wettest of days. Stop by the Rajang’s Forest and see if you can hang for as long as an orangutan, feed the rainbow lorikeets in their tropical walkthrough aviary, Australian Rainbows. PLUS you can also walk through areas such as Worlds Apart, the perfect place to warm up on a chilly day!

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Address: Colchester Zoo, Maldon Rd, Heckfordbridge, Colchester CO3 0SL

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