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


in Animals
Our 5 penguin fledglings have all recently left their nest boxes and are enjoying spending time with the rest of the group! They have been also spending a lot of time in their pools, cooling off and enjoying the sunshine!  ...

in Animals
Otto meets the crash! On the 25th June 2018 Colchester Zoo was delighted to welcome back an old friend! Otto the male rhino returned to us after being away for over a year at another park. The purpose of this move...

in General
Buy E-tickets online in advance to visit us from the 1st – 19th October 2018 and enjoy admission to Colchester Zoo with a fantastic 20% off! Enjoy a family day out for less this Autumn with our fantastic undercover areas, delicious...

in Animals
A few months ago we welcomed two Amur leopards who have since settled in really well! Crispin our male is very good at interacting with the enrichment his keepers create for him, he particularly enjoys paper sacks hanging from branches. Esra...

in Action for the Wild & UmPhafa
Action for the Wild has supported the Elephant Orphanage Project (EOP) since 2010, having donated over £47,500 to date. The GRI-Elephant Orphanage Project (EOP) is a project of Game Rangers International (GRI) established in 2008 with the Department of National Parks...


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