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


in Action for the Wild & UmPhafa
As the round pound is soon to be permantely replaced with the new 12 sided pound coin we're encouraging you to donate your last remaining old style coins to charity!  Our own charity Action for the Wild has a number of...

in Animals
The keepers and animals have been busy getting ready for our October half term Shriek Week events with some fantastic themed enrichment! Not only is it great fun for the keepers to get crafty and carve pumpkins but it also provides...

in Animals
On Sunday 10th September, Mandrills Suki and Gismo became first time parents as Suki gave birth to a healthy baby boy! This is Suki’s first off-spring and she has taken to motherhood extremely well providing the tender loving care which is...

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 General
Colchester Zoo is once again pleased to announce that we have been presented with not one but two Essex Mum 2017 awards! Once again we are honored to have been voted the winner of the Best Day Out: Outdoors award for...


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Last admission to zoo grounds at 4.00pm

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