There's always a new story to tell at Colchester Zoo, from welcoming new arrivals, to exciting things to see and discover.

in Enclosures & Development
Heart of the Amazon has under gone some fantastic changes to create a brand new look and feel at the home to one of our two groups of squirrel monkeys! The redevelopment has seen the introduction of a new, higher climbing...

in Enclosures & Development
Our Francois Langur have been moved off show due to the redevelopment of Chimp World. We apologise for any inconvenience caused. You can follow the progress of the redevelopment on here & social media!...

in Enclosures & Development
The Inca Trail is one of two places you can see our Humboldt penguins and has seen some fantastic improvements with brand new designs and educational information, a new penguin beach for encounters to take place and easy access ramp to...

in Enclosures & Development
The new 'Butterfly Glade' is dedicated to the loving memory of a very special little girl, Isobel Rose Parmenter.  She recently passed away aged  just  22 months. Isobel spent seven months, one third of her short life, in hospital. For five and a half...

in Enclosures & Development
Australian Rainbows is open daily from Friday 25th July 10.30am – 5pm Australian Rainbows was offically opened on the 24th July 2014 during a private event by the mayor of Colchester. The mayor, mayoress and a number of guests were...


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Last admission to zoo grounds at 4.00pm

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