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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 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...

in Animals
On the morning of the 2nd December 2018 we welcomed 3 adorable bush dog pups! Since their arrival mum Nina and dad Nico have been very attentive and keepers have also been keeping a close eye on this growing family. The...


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