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


in Animals
On the morning of the 2nd December 2018 we welcomed 3 adorable bush dog pups! Since their arrival mum Nina and dad Nico have been very attentive and keepers have also been keeping a close eye on this growing family. The...

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Mother’s Day at Colchester Zoo Join us on the 30th & 31st March and treat mum to a ‘make your own’ Afternoon Tea available at Penguini’s restaurant! No need to pre-book just stop by on Mother’s Day weekend! We have two...

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Please be aware that road improvements on the B1022 (Maldon Road) outside Colchester Zoo’s main entrance/exit have been scheduled by Essex Highways to begin on Monday 21st January 2019. We expect that this work may cause some delays on entering and...

in Animals
In January a Fiji Banded Iguana was transferred from Germany and we are delighted that he has settled nicely into his new home. We are excited to welcome this endangered reptile to Colchester Zoo in the hope that we may join...

in Animals
2019 it’s the year of the pig in the Chinese calendar! In Chinese culture, pigs are the symbol of wealth. Here at Colchester Zoo we have 4 different species of pigs, the Kunekune pigs, the Visayan warty pigs, red river hogs...


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