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
Help support the redevelopment of Chimp World... Our chimp family tree has grown and grown and we will be starting redevelopment of their enclosure in 2 phases. Phase 1 will begin in 2015 where we will be extending their outdoor enclosure...

in Enclosures & Development
NEW close-up contact centre! Our new animal interaction centre is now open for visitors to enjoy! Open on a daily basis from 10.30am - 5pm this contact centre is a place for visitors to get up close with animals as well...

in Enclosures & Development
Sun bears Jo-Jo and Srey Ya moved into their new enclosure 'Bears of the Rising Sun' on Wednesday 19th March 2014. Both bears have settled in well and are enjoying their new surroundings. The enclosure was officially opened on Saturday 29th...

in Enclosures & Development
Internationally renowned sculptor and mosaic artist Anne Schwegmann-Fielding has completed a mosaic Koi sculpture to go amongst the Japanese inspired gardens which are currently being completed in our Koi Niwa area. Check out the time lapse video below to see the...


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