Given the relatively high entrance price, Colchester Zoo does not offer very good value for money at the moment. So many of the exhibits are either under development or being refurbished, you can walk for several minutes without seeing an animal. Furthermore, you get the feeling that there are more play areas and eateries than exhibits.
Since our last visit, the domestic animals (rabbits, Guinea pigs etc) have been replaced by a Japanese style garden and the numbers of animals have been reduced - there were only 4 seals in the tank on the day of our visit!
I may have been spoilt by recent zoo visits in the USA and Australia, but this was a real disappointment and we will wait a while until our next visit.
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