This is no ‘laughing’ matter!  Colchester Zoo is the only zoo in the UK where you can meet spotted hyenas.

You’ll meet these curious carnivores and hear about the important role they play out in the wild.

FACT! Did you know that during the final stages of an alpha female hyena’s pregnancy, she passes on high levels of different hormones to her pups, including Androgen, to help prepare them for life as a high-ranking hyena!

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Aardvark Experience
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Aardvark Experience

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Amur Tiger
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The largest of the big cat family will truly amaze you during this face to face encounter. This encounter...

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Giant Tortoise Experience
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Giant Tortoise Experience

Step back in time and meet these prehistoric giants. Meeting two of the largest species found in the world,...

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Giraffe Experience
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Giraffe Experience

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Lemur Experience
£85.00 8+ years 1-2

Lemur Experience

This excitable bunch will make your encounter a ‘conspiracy’ to remember. The lemurs are always on the move, leaping...

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Lion Experience
£85.00 8+ years 1-2

Lion Experience

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Mandrill Experience
£85.00 8+ years 1-2

Mandrill Experience

Come and meet our colourful ‘troop’ of mandrill monkeys. This group is full of mischief and will leave a...

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Meerkat Experience
£85.00 8+ years 1-2

Meerkat Experience

Scurrying around, foraging or standing on sentry duty, they will be sure to captivate you. Did you know? Meerkat clans,...

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Penguin Experience
£85.00 8+ years 1-2

Penguin Experience

Meet the waddling penguins and become part of their ‘huddle’. Their big personalities and social dynamic will leave you...

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Sloth Experience
£85.00 8+ years 1-2

Sloth Experience

This is your chance to meet the slowest and sleepiest animals on the planet – the Linne’s two-toed sloth....

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