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
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...

in General
Sadly on 23rd December 2015 the Lost Madagascar Express Road Train and it's station were destroyed in a fire. We are pleased to say that at no point were any animals or staff in danger. Since then the train has been closed...

in Animals
Over the past few weeks Colchester Zoo’s elephants have been enjoying a fantastic new enrichment… aeroplane tyres! These tyres came all the way from Holland and unlike normal tyres these are much stronger and made of solid rubber. This makes them...

in Action for the Wild & UmPhafa
Are you having a pre-Christmas clear out? Perhaps you’re planning to sell some of your old belongings on Ebay? Did you know that through ‘Ebay for Charity’ you can support good causes such as Colchester Zoo’s charity, Action for the Wild,...


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Last admission to zoo grounds at 4.00pm

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