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


in Action for the Wild & UmPhafa
In 2017, Action for the Wild donated £5,000 to help build a brand quarantine facility for a new bear sanctuary in Laos Free the Bears has been working with the Luang Prabang Provincial Agriculture and Forestry Office (PAFO) to provide a...

in Action for the Wild & UmPhafa
An area of the Leuser Ecosystem the size of 75 football fields, in Cinta Raja, was illegally turned into oil palm plantations more than 20 years ago. With help from the £5,000 donation from Action for the Wild, the Sumatran Orangutan...

in Animals
Introducing cheetahs, Abasi & Azizi, two brothers from France who arrived at Colchester Zoo on 11th February! Abasi means ‘serious’ in Egyptian whilst Azizi means ‘precious’. The duo have settled in well and have been busy exploring their new home. At...

in Enclosures & Development
Colchester Zoo has reopened the full pathway around Elephant Kingdom so visitors can enjoy the views from our ‘Elephant Bush Walk’ giving visitors the chance to walk the full length of our two elephant paddocks including the chance to see our...

in General
We are excited to announce that we have now opened our brand new ‘Interactive Zone’ at Colchester Zoo’s Discovery Centre! Make your own landscape out of sand and watch as rivers and mountains appear with the changing levels you create! With...


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