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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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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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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