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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We've introduced some brand new souvenirs and gifts to our shops! Check out the Ark shop and its huge range of souvenirs from your day out with us! With a new collection of games and panoramic puzzles as well as personalised...

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Stand Tall for Giraffes celebrated the 50th birthday of Colchester Zoo with a public art trail of 112 giraffe sculptures and at the same time raised vital funds for Colchester Zoo's charity Action for the Wild for global conservation. The sculptures...

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The Eden channel has commissioned a second series of their highest rated programme, David Attenborough’s Natural Curiosities; produced by Humble Bee Films and presented by Britain’s most popular naturalist, Sir David Attenborough. Humble Bee Films and Sir David visited Colchester Zoo...


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