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We are deeply saddened to have said a final goodnight to Rajang It is with a very heavy heart that we have had to say a final goodnight to our fellow friend Rajang on Wednesday 12th December. Our dear Orangutan, Rajang,...

in Animals
Our male Juvenile Komodo Dragon are now up for adoption! Our Komodo Dragon youngsters are named Satali, Talibo and Atal after ‘SATALIBO’, the biggest mountain on the island of Komodo. Sadly our breeding pair of Komodo dragons (male Telu and female...

in General
Today we have informed all visitors on site that we are performing a drill of the ‘Dangerous Animal Escape Procedure’. This is now taking place and visitors have been kindly asked to follow instructions given by staff during this time. Please...

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On the 26th November Colchester Zoo was announced as the WINNER of the Digital Communications and Presence 2018 Award at the annual BALPPA awards evening! BALPPA is The British Association of Leisure Parks, Piers and Attractions, they host this special event...

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Don't let cold weather dampen your visit! As the winter season fast approaches Colchester Zoo still has plenty of undercover facilities and activities to get involved with! Follow our ‘Duck undercover’ route to explore our undercover enclosures such as the Playa...

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5.00pm close or dusk if earlier
Last admission to zoo grounds at 4.00pm

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