On Saturday 2nd July, Amanda Butler and her husband, Barry Butler, from West Swindon arrived at Colchester Zoo to start a drive which saw them cover a distance of over 1,000 miles by car, over three days as they visited...
HELLO! WELCOME TO COLCHESTER ZOO
There's always a new story to tell at Colchester Zoo, from welcoming new arrivals, to exciting things to see and discover.
Community donation from Waitrose Colchester!
We are delighted to have received £400.00 towards our charity Action for the Wild from the shoppers of Waitrose Colchester as part of their Community Matters scheme which ran during February/March 2016. Shoppers are given tokens upon purchases at Waitrose and...
Plans are underway to release cheetah onto the UmPhafa Private Nature Reserve!
With the purchase of additional land in 2015, we are excited to announce that work is underway on the UmPhafa Private Nature Reserve to release cheetah onto the reserve. Cheetah will be the first planned predator introduction onto UmPhafa, as our...
Orphaned Elephants Begin Journey Towards Life in the Wild
Orphaned Elephants Zambezi and Musolole have taken their first steps towards a life back in the wild. On Tuesday 15th March they were relocated from the Lilayi Elephant Nursery outside Lusaka to the Kafue Release Facility in Kafue National Park. The...
New Release of the Fisher’s Estuarine Moth
On 31 March 2016, batches of eggs from Colchester Zoo’s breeding programme for Fisher’s Estuarine Moth, one of Britain’s rarest moths, are to be introduced onto the National Trust’s Copt Hall Marshes. The breeding programme has taken place at Colchester Zoo...
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