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Colchester Zoo

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Colchester Zoo is now one of the finest Zoos in Europe due to a constant programme of development and has won the coveted "Large Visitor Attraction of the Year" Award and the "Sustainable Tourism Award" for its efforts in recycling and green practices from the East of England Tourist Board.

With over 250 species to see, set in 60 acres of beautiful parkland and lakes, Colchester Zoo is well worth a visit. There are over 30 daily displays, an undercover soft play area, 4 adventure play areas, 2 road trains and much more, Colchester Zoo promises everyone a great day out!

There is so much to see and do at Colchester Zoo, which provides fun for all the family. You can

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see sea lions swimming above your heads at Playa Patagonia, and see penguins swimming at Penguin Shores.

You can watch our baby white rhino Zamba, the first to be born in the UK through the process of Artificial Insemination playing along with the giraffes, zebras, greater kudu and ostriches together at the Kingdom of the Wild as well as the Pygmy Hippos in their enclosure inside the main building! Opposite you can see our herd of four elephants at Spirit of Africa.

You can get closer to a whole range of animals during your visit including the unique chance to help feed the elephants and giraffes yourself!

There's Colchester Zoo's Dragons of Komodo which houses the two Komodo Dragons the biggest lizards on Earth! Their state of the art enclosure, the biggest of its kind in the UK, is a must to see with its replicated rain showers and retracting roof. You can also see some of the rarest big cats in the world including Amur tigers at Tiger Taiga.

Constantly evolving, Colchester Zoo develop a number of areas in the park into exciting new exhibits for visitors to enjoy, for more information on these please visit colchester-zoo website.

Recently completed in February 2010 is our brand new 'Leopards at Ussuri Falls' enclosure, which has nearly tripled the size of the leopards' current home! A new training wall has been fitted at the enclosure so that viewing of training sessions with the keepers and leopards can be observed. This will enable you to see how Colchester Zoo's training techniques are used to enrich our animals' lives and aid vital research that is helping conservationists to protect this animal in the wild!

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By bus: Eastern National 75 from Colchester bus station for Tiptree and Colchester Zoo.
By train:Train station is just 10 minutes by taxi.

Colchester Zoo Postcode for SatNav: CO3 0SL


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