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Mother’s Day at Colchester Zoo Join us on the 30th & 31st March and treat mum to a ‘make your own’ Afternoon Tea available at Penguini’s restaurant! No need to pre-book just stop by on Mother’s Day weekend! We have two...

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In January a Fiji Banded Iguana was transferred from Germany and we are delighted that he has settled nicely into his new home. We are excited to welcome this endangered reptile to Colchester Zoo in the hope that we may join...

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2019 it’s the year of the pig in the Chinese calendar! In Chinese culture, pigs are the symbol of wealth. Here at Colchester Zoo we have 4 different species of pigs, the Kunekune pigs, the Visayan warty pigs, red river hogs...

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February is the month of Valentine's and so we are 'sharing the love' offering you a huge saving of up to £4.99 when you buy E-tickets online in advance to visit us between the 1st – 28th February 2019! The zoo...

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We are excited to announce that on the morning of the 2nd December 2018, keepers arrived to find 3 adorable bush dog pups cuddled up with mum Nina, our female bush dog! Nina and her pups are doing extremely well and...


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