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Temporary Zoo Closure as of Monday 23rd March

It is with great pain and sorrow we have had to take the decision to close Colchester Zoo down to visitors from the morning of Monday 23rd March.

For more information please read the letter written by the directors of Colchester Zoo under our news section.

4th Jul

Wake Up with Colchester Zoo!

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23rd Jul

Summer Holidays at Colchester Zoo!

Enjoy a family day out this Summer!...

5th Sep

Character Breakfast

From 9.30am – 11.00am What better way...

12th Sep

Starlight Safari Night

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18th Sep

Big Cat Photography workshop

Please note that this event is now...

19th Sep

Zoo Photography for Children workshop

Please note that this event is now...

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Temporary Zoo Closure Announcement

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Temporary Zoo Closure Announcement

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Bringing The Zoo To You

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Bringing The Zoo To You

COVID-19 FAQs

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COVID-19 FAQs

Beautiful, Unusual & Rare Species Of The Animal Kingdom

We are proudly listed as the 11th best zoo around the world and in the top 2 zoos in the UK as part of the TripAdvisor Travellers’ Choice Attractions.

During your visit to Colchester Zoo, you will see many species from around the world and can learn more about them at our fantastic daily encounters, giving you the chance to see our animals being fed, watch a training session or perhaps just quiz their keepers!

The Latest Zoo News

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Otis the Fennec Fox

Otis the Fennec Fox

Otis the Fennec Fox Colchester Zoo is pleased to...

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NEW Colchester Zoo Top Trumps

NEW Colchester Zoo Top Trumps

Colchester Zoo’s newest Top Trumps edition is now available!...

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Endangered Vulture Chick

Endangered Vulture Chick

Endangered Vulture Chick Rüppell’s griffon vultures, Jekyll and Morticia,...

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A Spring message from our director

A Spring message from our director

A Spring message from our director The morning light...

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