Colchester Zoo expected to reopen today after storm damage

Colchester Zoo is expected to reopen today, after being forced to close by yesterday's bad weather.

The strong winds caused damage to animal enclosures and other buildings. The zoo had been expecting 6000 visitors on what was the first day of the half term holidays.

More than 12 trees were brought down by the storm at Colchester Zoo forcing it to close yesterday.
More than 12 trees were brought down by the storm at Colchester Zoo forcing it to close yesterday.

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Storm closes Colchester Zoo

Colchester Zoo fears big losses as the storm brought down trees and damaged animal enclosures forcing its closure at the start of half-term week.