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


in Animals
Colchester Zoo were delighted to welcome a new arrival on Christmas Day 2017 as Saki monkey Kachiri gave birth to a single healthy offspring! This is Kachiri’s first time as a mum after mating with fellow Saki monkey Karlos and since...

in General
Where it began for the Tropeano’s... The Tropeano family took over the zoo in March 1983 from Frank and Helena Farrar who first opened the zoo in 1963 when it was known as Stanway Hall Park Zoo. The zoo was...

in Animals
At over 40yrs old Billy-Joe was one of the longest standing residents here at Colchester Zoo and was very much seen as ‘part of the original zoo family’. Billy-Joe has always had a special place in our hearts after being rehomed...

in General
Colchester Zoo has recently been working hard to introduce new ‘free from’ ice-creams to add to our menus in time for the warmer weather! We are pleased to announce that we have recently introduced two new dairy, lactose and gluten free,...


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