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An area that has proved very popular with families is our Familiar Friends. In this area you will find donkeys, alpacas and llamas, PLUS our Colenso Village goat and sheep walkthrough, and our Wallaby Walkabout walkthrough. (Click on the walkthrough names to find out more)

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

Donkeys
Mammals

Donkeys

Familiar Friends

Status:
Not listed
Quick Fact:

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

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

Llama (Lama glama)
Mammals

Llama (Lama glama)

Familiar Friends

Area:
Originated in South America but now widespread throughout the world
Status:
Not listed
Quick Fact:

Llamas are sometimes put in with flocks of sheep because they will scare off any predators.

When a llama is afraid and cornered, it will lay its ears back against its head,
make a clucking noise and spit stomach acid at whatever is scaring it!

 

Alpaca (Vicugna pacos)
Mammals

Alpaca (Vicugna pacos)

Familiar Friends

Area:
Worldwide - originated from South America
Status:
Not Listed
Quick Fact:

Alpacas are not wild animals. They were domesticated from their close relatives, the vicunas, by indigenous people of Peru.


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Australian Rainbows

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Bears of the Rising Sun

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Call of the Wild

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Chimpanzee Lookout

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Colenso Village

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Dragons of Komodo

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Edge of Africa

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Elephant Kingdom

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Feathers of the Forest

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Gelada Bridge

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Guinea Pig Village

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Iguana Forest

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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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Meddelin Monkeys

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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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Rajang's Forest

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Suricata Sands

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The Pig Patch

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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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