THERE are lots of cool places to work in north Essex, but we bet there aren't many cooler than Colchester Zoo. There can't be many more exciting places to work and we're sure no two days are the same. And there are often opportunities at the Maldon Road attraction, particularly now it is now back open to the public.
It ranks fourth for five star reviews Colchester Zoo has been named one of the best zoos in the country. In research carried out by Parkdean Resorts, Colchester Zoo has ben named as the sixth best zoo in the UK. Zoos across the UK were ranked based on their entry price, TripAdvisor reviews and the range of animals.
Fun family days out are back on the agenda this summer, following months of coronavirus restrictions and being cooped up indoors. Now that socialising with our relatives and friends is possible, many families are planning fun days out — but most are still inclined to stay close to home.
Passholders at Colchester Zoo will be able to visit the attraction without booking as of Monday. The attraction, in Maldon Road, has announced plans to help those with passes make the most of the zoo. The move is on a trial basis for now, with the zoo having alreading tested out the plans open reopening earlier this year.
Colchester Zoo marks 58 years since it first opened to public Colchester Zoo has marked 58 years since its first opened its gates to visitors. . During the 1970s, the attraction fell into financial disrepair and then owner Frank Farrah was left with no choice but to sell up.
Click above to watch a video report by ITV News Anglia's Hannah Pettifer Tourist attractions and businesses across the east have reported a much welcome boost to sales over the Bank Holiday thanks to good weather and the easing of restrictions. This is the first bank holiday this year that Clacton pier has been able to fully open.
Colchester Zoo has welcomed the birth of two baby ring-tailed lemurs just hours apart. Ring-tailed lemur Andro gave birth to a single offspring, and just a day later the little one was joined by another new arrival as experienced mum, Madison, also welcomed a baby. Zookeepers said both the new arrivals are doing well and are already being carried around on the backs of their mothers.
Super-fit Tommy Reid is planning ten triathlons in ten days A PERSONAL trainer plans to summon all his “grit and willpower” to complete ten triathlons in as many days and raise money for a charity close to his heart. Tommy Reid is taking on the lung-busting challenge for Whizz-Kidz, which aims to transform the lives of disabled children by providing the equipment, support and life skills they need to develop their full potential.
Medical doctor took part in Colchester Zoo 10k Stampede RUNNER Ada McMahon got a shock when she discovered the Colchester Zoo 10k Stampede was taking place on Sunday. The 50-year-old, from Frinton, entered last year but put it to the back of her mind when it was cancelled because of Covid.
National lottery cash helps dreams to come true for youngsters A CHARITY has received a major cash boost to help it continue to support refugee families and families from diverse background who have children with special educational needs. Dream The Change CIC has been awarded £10,000 from the Essex Community Foundation and £32,480 from the National Lottery Fund to help families in need of its services.
INDOOR areas at Colchester Zoo are set to reopen today as lockdown eases, zoo bosses have confirmed.From today, as lockdown restrictions are relaxed further, the indoor parts of the Maldon Road attraction will once again be open to visitors.This mean's you'll be able to see animals like the sealions, lorikeets as well as the zoo's new orangutan arrivals Mali and Tatau.
Which roads are closing for the Colchester Zoo Stampede?LOOK out for road closures because of this weekend’s Colchester Zoo Stampede event.Various roads in Stanway, Birch and Copford are shutting because of the popular 10km run.The roads that are closing include the B1022, Beckingham Hall Road, Maldon Road, Birch Road, Easthorpe Road, Rectory Road, Fountain Lane, Hardy’s Green, Maldon Road and Rectory Road.
Bornean orangutans Mali and Tatau are the newest arrivals settling into life at Colchester Zoo.Zookepers at the enclosure have announced the long-awaited arrival of the mum and daughter duo, both of whom came from Paignton Zoo in Devon.Mali, 25, is mum to eight-year-old daughter Tatau, and the pair have been getting to know the Animal Care Team over the last few months.
Mali and Tatau have been settling into their new home nicely Colchester Zoo has announced that their long-awaited orangutans have finally arrived.The zoo announced the plans to bring two new Bornean orangutans to the park a long time ago, however, the move was delayed several times due to the coronavirus pandemic.
Remembering former Colchester Zoo resident Rajang the orangutan WITH the news Colchester Zoo has welcomed the long-awaited arrival of its new Bornean orangutans Mali and Tatau we thought it was a good time to look back at the life of the attraction's most famous former resident, beloved by residents across the town.
Colchester Zoo have announced two new arrivals - a pair of rare orangutans.The mother and daughter - called Mali and Tatau - have been transferred to the Essex zoo from Paignton Zoo in Devon.They actually arrived back in February, but the pandemic enforced closure has meant that zoo staff had to keep the news under wraps.
Colchester Zoo: Mum and daughter orangutans become zoo's newest arrivals ZOOKEEPERS are overjoyed to announce the long-awaited arrival of Bornean orangutans Mali and Tatau at Colchester Zoo.Mali, who is the 25-year-old mum to eight-year-old daughter Tatau have joined the Maldon Road attraction from Paignton Zoo in Devon.
These jobs are still on offer at Colchester Zoo COLCHESTER Zoo is one of the biggest attractions in Essex, and even in the east of England.Its hundreds of species also make it one of the most interesting and varied places to work in the county.And there are often opportunities at the Maldon Road attraction, particularly now it is now back open to the public.
Although, Covid regulations are easing and we can now meet outdoors in small groups - options for things to do are still very limited.But, while indoor events are still closed for the timebeing outdoor attractions are starting to open up.Here are some ideas for days out this weekend.
Colchester Zoo recruiting for six jobs including animal keeper AT the top of many people's lists of dream places to work in the borough would probably be Colchester Zoo.There can't be many more exciting places to work and we're sure no two days are the same.