There's always a new story to tell at Colchester Zoo, from welcoming new arrivals, to exciting things to see and discover.


in Enclosures & Development
Back in September 2018 we started some exciting work on our main entrance and admissions building! Over the winter period we have been busy implementing a new website and system infrastructure that is ready to launch on the 20th March. Whilst...

in Enclosures & Development
Following the move of our Patas & Colobus monkeys to their new home in September 2018 at our recently developed ‘Out of Africa’ enclosure. We are excited to announce that as of Monday 11th March we will be starting work on...

in General
Here at Colchester Zoo we are always looking at ways to develop fun, exciting and interactive areas for our visitors to enjoy and we’re excited to announce we have a very BIG development underway – it’ll have your feet off of...

in Enclosures & Development
Back in September 2018 our construction team began work on the zoo’s main entrance to create a brand new admissions building as part of phase one of our ticketing, admissions and shop redevelopment. We are excited to announce that as of...

in Animals
On Thursday 28th February Tembo the African bull elephant at Colchester Zoo underwent a ground-breaking procedure performed by some of the top veterinary and dental professionals from the UK who have undertaken animal veterinary procedures worldwide. Unfortunately, Tembo had an abscess...


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