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in General
Colchester Zoo WIN Raring to go award! We are honoured to be presented with a Raring2Go Award! Colchester Zoo has been voted the WINNER of this year’s Family Favourite Day Out for the second year running! A huge thank you to...

in General
In September 2018 a team from Colchester Zoo, made up of keepers and gardeners, took part in the 3 Peaks Challenge! This challenge involves climbing the highest mountain in Scotland, then England and finally Wales all in the name of two...

in Enclosures & Development
NEW Remi Brown Play Area includes fantastic facilities! Colchester Zoo is excited to announce that work is complete on the redevelopment of our Remi Brown play area, located at ‘Edge of Africa’ which is now open! This new and exciting play...

in Animals
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...


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