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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On the 14th June 2018 one of Colchester Zoo's most popular and well known residents, Rajang the Orangutan, will be turning 50 years old!  Rajang was born on the 14th June 1968, arriving at Colchester Zoo in 1980. He is a...

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Where it began for the Tropeano’s... The Tropeano family took over the zoo in March 1983 from Frank and Helena Farrar who first opened the zoo in 1963 when it was known as Stanway Hall Park Zoo. The zoo was...

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Colchester Zoo has recently been working hard to introduce new ‘free from’ ice-creams to add to our menus in time for the warmer weather! We are pleased to announce that we have recently introduced two new dairy, lactose and gluten free,...

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We are excited to announce that we have now opened our brand new ‘Interactive Zone’ at Colchester Zoo’s Discovery Centre! Make your own landscape out of sand and watch as rivers and mountains appear with the changing levels you create! With...

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We are delighted to have been awarded not one but two Primary Times Star Awards, making 2018 the 5th year in a row we have been honoured with an award! This year we have been announced as the ‘Best Family Attraction...


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