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in Enclosures & Development
Back in September 2018 our construction team began work on the zoo’s main entrance to create a brand new admissions building as part of phase one of our ticketing, admissions and shop redevelopment. We are excited to announce that as of...

in General
Please be aware that road improvements on the B1022 (Maldon Road) outside Colchester Zoo’s main entrance/exit have been scheduled by Essex Highways to begin on Monday 21st January 2019. We expect that this work may cause some delays on entering and...

in General
As the end of the year draws to a close it is an ideal time for reflection and to look forward to what the New Year will bring. 2018 was a very emotional year for Colchester Zoo with a number of...

in Animals
We are deeply saddened to have said a final goodnight to Rajang It is with a very heavy heart that we have had to say a final goodnight to our fellow friend Rajang on Wednesday 12th December. Our dear Orangutan, Rajang,...

in General
Today we have informed all visitors on site that we are performing a drill of the ‘Dangerous Animal Escape Procedure’. This is now taking place and visitors have been kindly asked to follow instructions given by staff during this time. Please...

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Last admission to zoo grounds at 4.00pm

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