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.

Otters, Gelada Baboons & Meerkats:

  • Find out all about our otter family from their keepers.
  • Meet the World’s last ‘Grass-grazing’ primates the Gelada Baboons.
  • Join the Mob of Meerkats and help clean out their ‘Suricata Sands’ exhibit


  • Meet the leaping lemurs and learn all about this popular species.
  • Assist one of the primate keepers in encouraging natural behaviours such as feeding and foraging.

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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