A trip to Colchester Zoo
The weather forecast wasn’t brilliant but we took a chance and went to visit Colchester Zoo. As it turned out the day was perfect for the trip, neither too hot nor too cold with warm sunshine most of the day. If you have children or grandchildren there is plenty at the zoo to keep them occupied.
Grab a plan of the zoo if you wish to see a specific animal exhibit or just spend your day wandering around, there’s definitely lots to see.
Like many zoos today Colchester zoo is playing a role in the breeding of endangered species as well as being active in supporting conservation projects around the world. This is such an important issue these days as many animals are endangered as their natural habitats are becoming eroded by new land developments or indiscriminate hunting of the species.
Today my grandson was smitten by the Rhinoceros, a very much endangered species due to the excessive killing by poachers for their horn, nowadays mainly for medicinal purposes, some trinkets and souvenirs. Although this activity is illegal it still goes on hence the rapid decline of the white rhino. There are many rhino conservation groups involved in trying to save the white rhino from extinction, and Colchester zoo is doing its best to help with ‘Action for the Wild’ project but will all this be enough, or will the poachers win!!