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Colchester Zoo has been listed in the top 2 best zoo's in the UK for the TripAdvisor Traveller’s choice attraction awards! 

Colchester Zoo also rated sixth best zoo in Europe and eleventh in the world, according to millions of traveller reviews and opinions

Colchester Zoo has once again been listed in the top 2 best rated zoo's in the UK in the Travellers’ Choice TM awards, announced by TripAdvisor, the world’s largest travel site*.

Colchester Zoo is home to over 270 species and set in 60 acres of beautiful parkland and lakes, is also named sixth best rated zoo in Europe and eleventh in the world. It’s the second year in a row that the zoo has been in the top 2 UK list and appeared in both Europe’s and the world’s best.

Alex Downing, development director at Colchester Zoo said, “We’re delighted to hear the news as it is a wonderful endorsement of all the hard work that goes into making Colchester Zoo the very special place that it is, not only for our animals but also for our visitors!”

TripAdvisor spokesperson, James Kay said “For Colchester Zoo to hold the title of UK’s second best rated zoo for two consecutive years is a fantastic achievement,” James continued.

The annual Travellers’ Choice awards for zoos are based on the millions of valuable reviews and opinions from TripAdvisor travellers across the globe. Award winners were determined using an algorithm that took into account the quantity and quality of reviews for zoos, gathered over a 12-month period.


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