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An area that has proved very popular with families is our Familiar Friends. In this area you will find horses and donkeys.

We offer the chance to hand feed some of the animals yourself by purchasing special farm animal food.

We also have a number of animal model photo points, such as a wallaby pouch to pop out of and a turtle shell to climb into, so don’t forget to take that selfie!

We also have a number of musical stations and children’s small climbing apparatus throughout the area.


Animals in Familiar Friends

Horses and Donkeys
Mammals

Horses and Donkeys

Familiar Friends

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Quick Fact:

Here at Colchester Zoo we have a number of horses and donkeys that rotate from their stable to their field.

All of our horses are rescues from the World Horse Welfare who rehome horses with us who enjoy human interaction.

There are more than 300 breeds of horse developed for many different uses.

A male donkey is called a Jack, and a female is called a Jenny or Jennet.


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