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in Animals
Our 5 penguin fledglings have all recently left their nest boxes and are enjoying spending time with the rest of the group! They have been also spending a lot of time in their pools, cooling off and enjoying the sunshine!  ...

in Animals
Otto meets the crash! On the 25th June 2018 Colchester Zoo was delighted to welcome back an old friend! Otto the male rhino returned to us after being away for over a year at another park. The purpose of this move...

in Animals
A few months ago we welcomed two Amur leopards who have since settled in really well! Crispin our male is very good at interacting with the enrichment his keepers create for him, he particularly enjoys paper sacks hanging from branches. Esra...

in Action for the Wild & UmPhafa
On the 19th September 2018, a team made up of members from the zoo keeping and gardens sections at Colchester Zoo will be taking part in the 3 Peaks Challenge to raise funds for two Action for the Wild supported projects;...

in General
Colchester Zoo is committed to all of our food and Ice Cream products across Catering, Retail and Sweet Shop being either palm oil free or RSPO approved. Every product we sell has been verified and we hold certification on file. Big...


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