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An area that is proved very popular with families is our Familiar Friends. In this area you will find horses, donkeys, goats, llamas and alpacas, kunukune pigs, wallabies and our giant tortoises.

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

Goats and Sheep
Mammals

Goats and Sheep

Familiar Friends

Area:
Africa
Status:
Not listed
Quick Fact:

Cameron Sheep have short, fine hair which allows them to keep cool in the African heat.

Pygmy goats are great climbers, browsing on leaves and young branches in the trees.

Horses and Donkeys
Mammals

Horses and Donkeys

Familiar Friends

Status:
Not listed
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.

Alpacas and Llamas
Mammals

Alpacas and Llamas

Familiar Friends

Status:
Not listed
Quick Fact:

Here at Colchester Zoo we have a number of alpacas and llamas that live together in harmony. Though they are often mistaken as each they the most distinguishing physical difference is their size, their hair and face shape.

 

 

KuneKune Pigs
Mammals

KuneKune Pigs

Familiar Friends

Area:
New Zealand
Status:
Not listed
Quick Fact:

KuneKune pigs are found living in the grasslands and bush of New Zealand.

They have a very placid nature and love human contact.

KuneKune pigs are very hairy, have short legs and round bodies.


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Australian Rainbows

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Bears of the Rising Sun

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Butterfly Glade

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Call of the Wild

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Chimpanzee Lookout

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Dragons of Komodo

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Edge of Africa

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Elephant Kingdom

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Gelada Bridge

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Island Dwellers

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Kingdom of the Wild

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Koi Niwa

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Leopards at Ussuri Falls

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Lion Rock

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Lost Madagascar

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Orangutan Forest

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Otter Creek

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Out of Africa

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Penguin Shores

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Playa Patagonia

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Suricata Sands

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Tiger Taiga

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Vulture Valley

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Walking Giants

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Wallaby Walkabout

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Wilds of Asia

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World of Wings

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Worlds Apart

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