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

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Colchester Zoo is home to 240 species and every January we undertake a yearly stock take as a requirement of our zoo license. Our data, along with many other zoos will be submitted to a central database and to the British...

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Our male Juvenile Komodo Dragon are now up for adoption! Our Komodo Dragon youngsters are named Satali, Talibo and Atal after ‘SATALIBO’, the biggest mountain on the island of Komodo. Sadly our breeding pair of Komodo dragons (male Telu and female...

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On the 26th November Colchester Zoo was announced as the WINNER of the Digital Communications and Presence 2018 Award at the annual BALPPA awards evening! BALPPA is The British Association of Leisure Parks, Piers and Attractions, they host this special event...

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Don't let cold weather dampen your visit! As the winter season fast approaches Colchester Zoo still has plenty of undercover facilities and activities to get involved with! Follow our ‘Duck undercover’ route to explore our undercover enclosures such as the Playa...

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Once again you can buy E-tickets online in advance to visit Colchester Zoo from the 5th – 31st January 2019 and enjoy admission to Colchester Zoo for just £10.00 per person! Enjoy a family day out for less this January with...


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