Get closer than ever before!

Embark on a journey around Colchester Zoo and be introduced to a host of amazing animals, including the mischievous meerkats, Gelada baboons and much more.


Animals included until the 30th September 2019:

Meerkats & Gelada Baboons:

  • Join the Mob of Meerkats and help clean out their ‘Suricata Sands’ exhibit
  • Meet the World’s last ‘Grass-grazing’ primates the Gelada Baboons!

Lions & Leopards:

  • Assist the Keepers down at Lion Rock
  • Hear about the Leopards the rarest big cat in the world and their wild release programme

Giraffe & Rhinos:

  • Stand and look up at the tallest animals at the zoo while offering the Giraffes some tasty food!
  • Meet the very impressive Rhinos and find out about our success in breeding this threatened species

Animals included from the 1st October 2019:

Otters & Gelada Baboons:

  • Find out all about our otter family from their keepers.
  • Meet the World’s last ‘Grass-grazing’ primates the Gelada Baboons.

Meerkats & Lemurs:

  • Join the Mob of Meerkats and help clean out their ‘Suricata Sands’ exhibit
  • Meet the leaping lemurs and learn all about this popular species.

Anteaters & Sun bears:

  • Get the opportunity to go behind the scenes at our bears purpose built facility
  • Prepare a meal only a Giant Anteater would appreciate and watch them tuck in

Don’t forget to collect your special souvenir pack from the Experience Office at the end of the day!

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