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Our reindeer friends are back at Colchester Zoo!

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It’s that time of year when we welcome back Santa’s reindeer to Colchester Zoo!

This year we are welcoming back Ronnie and Sami along with two new reindeer friends, Ash and Hickory! All four of the reindeer have been settling in well and getting to know each other ahead of our Magic of Christmas events!

The most striking feature of our four reindeer is their long, sweeping antlers that re-grow each year! They also have coats which are made from a thick under layer and overcoat of stiff woolly hair, this helps to protects them against the cold winter weather.

Please be aware they not current able to be seen but you can mee our beautiful reindeer on our Magic of Christmas event days!  

See our full calendar for dates here.


5.00pm close or dusk if earlier
Last admission to zoo grounds at 4.00pm

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