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Check out below a selection from our full calendar of events. With something for everyone you may find you yourself wanting to return throughout the year, so why not grab our fantastic Zoo Passes!

25th May

May Half Term

Family fun this May Half Term! Join...

8th Jun

Zoo Crew Party – Rubee the Red Panda

Stop by the terrace outside Penguinis Restaurant at...

21st Jun

Big Cat Photography workshop

FULLY BOOKED – To be added to...

22nd Jun

Special Senses Day

Enjoy this inclusive event aimed at making...

6th Jul

Wake Up with Colchester Zoo!

Exclusive passholder event! We are inviting our...

13th Jul

Zoo Crew Party – Milo the Meerkat

Join us at 2pm on the terrace...

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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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Aardvark group grows again!
Aardvark group grows again!

Aardvark group grows again!

Colchester Zoo has welcomed a baby aardvark! Born on...

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Breeding success for our Titi monkeys!
Breeding success for our Titi monkeys!

Breeding success for our Titi monkeys!

Colchester Zoo is very excited to announce a baby...

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Our lemur group has grown again!
Our lemur group has grown again!

Our lemur group has grown again!

We are excited to announce that Andro, our female...

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Meg the Shire Horse
Meg the Shire Horse

Meg the Shire Horse

Unfortunately Meg the Shire horse passed away on the...

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