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Check out a selection of events from our full calendar!
There's something for everyone, so why not grab a fantastic Zoo Pass and visit all year round!

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...

25th Jul

Summer Holidays

Enjoy a family day out at Colchester...

7th Sep

Zoo Crew Party – Sonny the Bear

Join us to celebrate Sonny bear’s birthday!...

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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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Our hippos are getting a new pad!
Our hippos are getting a new pad!

Our hippos are getting a new pad!

Following the move of our Patas monkeys to their...

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Oaken the Suffolk Punch settles in!
Oaken the Suffolk Punch settles in!

Oaken the Suffolk Punch settles in!

Oaken is a beautiful horse that has recently joined...

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Meet Florence, the baby blue duiker
Meet Florence, the baby blue duiker

Meet Florence, the baby blue duiker

We are excited to announce the arrival of an...

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Pigeon pair welcome another chick!
Pigeon pair welcome another chick!

Pigeon pair welcome another chick!

On the 26th April our Victoria Crowned Pigeon breeding...

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