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
Colchester Zoo is pleased to announce that we have now opened our new boardwalk in memory of our late chimpanzee Billy-Joe who we sadly lost in March 2018. At over 40yrs old Billy-Joe was one of the longest standing residents at...

in Animals
Our young aardvark has been confirmed as male and his keepers have since called him Ottis! Ottis was born on the 23rd March to Mum Oq and Dad Afer, he continues to grow strong and healthy and has now been full...

in Action for the Wild & UmPhafa
Action for the Wild is pleased to be supporting the N/a’an ku sê Foundation again in 2018, pledging £4,936, which will bring our total support to £29,145 since 2012. Our past donations have been put to use by the N/a’an ku...

in Animals
Colchester Zoo and its giant anteaters are very excited to be able to help a ground breaking project working to conserve the critically endangered Sunda pangolin in Southeast Asia. Sunda pangolins are one of the most illegally traded species on the...

in Action for the Wild & UmPhafa
One of our chosen projects for 2018 funding support for Action for the Wild is the work of Free the Bears in Laos. In March, we made our pledged 2018 donation of £5000, bringing our total donated to date to Free...


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