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


in Animals
We are very saddened to report that on Sunday 4th February Eurasion Griffon Vulture Yatsey passed away. Yatsey was free flying during one of our educational bird displays when he diverted from his usual course and landed on the netted roof...

in Action for the Wild & UmPhafa
The Orangutan Foundation is working to save orangutans by protecting their tropical forest habitat, working with local communities and promoting research and education. In 2017, Action for the Wild donated £6,000 for a veterinarian’s salary and associated costs necessary to perform...

in General
We are delighted to have been awarded not one but two Primary Times Star Awards, making 2018 the 5th year in a row we have been honoured with an award! This year we have been announced as the ‘Best Family Attraction...

in Action for the Wild & UmPhafa
Colchester Zoo’s Action for the Wild began supporting the Red Panda Network forest guardian scheme in 2014, joining forces with the European Association of Zoos and Aquaria (EAZA) European Endangered Species Breeding Programme to help fund Forest Guardians to work within...

in Action for the Wild & UmPhafa
Through its Tiger Health Programme, Wildlife Vets International provides clinical services, on-site training, disease investigation and some research activities for a variety of wild tiger projects in different countries. In 2017, ACTION FOR THE WILD donated £5,000 to start producing a...


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