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

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Colchester Zoo has proudly been named as Essex's Best Youth Tourist Attraction by the county's 16- 25 year olds! The competition was organised by Essex Business School at the University of Essex, in celebration of its new BSc Tourism Management degree...

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This year Essex Business School at the University of Essex is searching for the county’s favourite tourist attraction, as voted for by 16 to 25 year olds, to celebrate the launch of its new BSc Tourism Management degree at the Southend...

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Colchester Zoo keeper Dave Morgan has been sharing his knowledge and assisting the Kumasi Zoo in Ghana, West Africa. Dave has visited the zoo twice now with his most recent visit being in February 2017. During this trip Dave ran educational...

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Colchester Zoo's keeper Matt Hughes is celebrating a fantastic weight loss having reduced his body weight by half! After reaching 25 stone Matt decided to change his eating habits and as a result he has successfully lost 12 and a half...

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Start your day the right way this Mother's Day weekend with a Breakfast muffin meal from Southern Kitchen! Work on the Southern Kitchen began in January with the brand new look being unveiled in February! With a new colour scheme, seating,...


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Last admission to zoo grounds at 4.00pm

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