Walk on the Wild Side

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Please click here for dates that Jungle Tumble soft play complex will be closed for maintenance.

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Penguini's Now Open

Please be aware that the Café UmPhafa has now reopened as Penguini's Pizza and Pasta....

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Lost Madagascar Express Road Train reopens after devastating fire!

Sadly on 23rd December 2015 the Lost Madagascar Express Road Train and it's station...

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Christmas came early for our Elephants!

Over the past few weeks Colchester Zoo’s elephants have been enjoying a fantastic...

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Magic of Christmas Eventide

A Magic of Christmas Late Night event!  Colchester Zoo remains open until 8.30pm...

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Enjoy 15% off a Zoo Pass!

An offer not to be missed! 15% off Zoo Passes - join our family of Zoo Passholders! If...

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Colchester Zoo Autumn Magazine 2015

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Support Action for the Wild through Ebay!

Are you having a pre-Christmas clear out? Perhaps you’re planning to sell some...

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Colchester Zoo awarded best large attraction in Essex!

As part of the VisitEssex Tourism and Hospitality awards Colchester Zoo has proudly...

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Latest News

  • Penguini's Now Open

    Please be aware that the Café...

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  • Lost Madagascar Express Road Train reopens after devastating fire!

    Sadly on 23rd December 2015 the...

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  • Christmas came early for our Elephants!

    Over the past few weeks Colchester...

    Find out more
    01
  • Magic of Christmas Eventide

    A Magic of Christmas Late Night...

    Find out more
    01
  • Enjoy 15% off a Zoo Pass!

    An offer not to be missed! 15%...

    Find out more
    01
  • Colchester Zoo Autumn Magazine 2015

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    01
  • Support Action for the Wild through Ebay!

    Are you having a pre-Christmas...

    Find out more
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  • Colchester Zoo awarded best large attraction in Essex!

    As part of the VisitEssex Tourism...

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Endangered vulture species hatch two chicks!

Vulture-chick-smallColchester Zoo has welcomed two young vulture chicks! For the second year in a row our original breeding couples have swapped with Gomez & Hyde welcoming one chick and Jekyll & Morticia welcoming another!

Both young birds appear to be doing well with all parents proving to be very attentive. The chicks are still spending most of their time in their nests but it won’t be long before they fledge the nest and begin learning life as a vulture!

Stop by Vulture Valley at the back of the Kingdom of the Wild house and see if you can catch a glimpse of our chicks in their nests!

Ruppell’s Griffon Vultures such as ours are currently listed as endangered and so our two new arrivals are fantastic news for this species.

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Jungle Tumble Advance Closure Notice

Please be aware that the larger play area of our soft play complex, Jungle Tumble, will be closed from Monday 18th April - Friday 22nd April, due to annual maintenance work including a thorough deep clean.

The following week from Monday 25th April - Friday 29th April , the smaller play area within Jungle Tumble will be closed for the same annual maintenance work and a thorough deep clean.

We apologise for any inconvenience caused but this short closure is vital for us to be able to offer the high standard facility which we strive to offer. Thank you for your patience and understanding.  

Please be assured that we will keep our website and social media up to date with any changes to this notice.

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New resident welcomed to Colchester Zoo

kera-smallOn the 16th March Colchester Zoo welcomed a new arrival from Thoiry Zoo in France; a 9 year old male wolf called Kera.

When Kera first arrived he was introduced to his new home whilst resident male wolf Dakota was moved off show to a separate home to allow Kera to settle in.

After just a few weeks of being able to see and hear each other through their neighbouring homes the two males have now had the chance to meet! They are being monitored during this time but it is clear that Dakota is keen to make friends whilst Kera is still a little unsure!

Wolves are known for having a more dominant member of the pack and time will tell whether Dakota or Kera take this role. We are also hoping this new pair will become a pack later in the year when we hope to welcome two more wolves.

You can see our new arrival Kera as he and Dakota get to know one another at Call of the Wild. Kera is a lighter coloured wolf whereas Dakota is much darker in fur.

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