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
Colchester Zoo is pleased to announce that we have now opened our new boardwalk in memory of our late chimpanzee Billy-Joe who we sadly lost in March 2018. At over 40yrs old Billy-Joe was one of the longest standing residents at...

in Enclosures & Development
Colchester Zoo has reopened the full pathway around Elephant Kingdom so visitors can enjoy the views from our ‘Elephant Bush Walk’ giving visitors the chance to walk the full length of our two elephant paddocks including the chance to see our...

in Enclosures & Development
We are now underway with phase 1 of the redevelopment of Lion Rock to expand and enhance our pride of African Lion’s home. This redevelopment also includes redevelopment of the black and white colobus monkey enclosure situated next door. We are...

in Enclosures & Development
Now serving breakfast! We have also introduced new breakfast muffin meals which are available from 9.30am-11.30am! Check out our half term introductory offer and buy your breakfast muffin meal for less here. After 6 weeks, the refurbishment of the Southern Kitchen...

in Enclosures & Development
Please be aware that the Café UmPhafa has now reopened as Penguini's Pizza and Pasta. For the first few weeks the new restaurant will be offering a reduced menu to ensure that the service is to the high standard which we...


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