Each encounter may be based on a feeding time, training session, enrichment activity or simply the chance to hear from our Animal Care Team. So why not attend some of our daily encounters below for a great way to see and find out more about our amazing animals during your visit.

Don’t forget you can use the Colchester Zoo app to get directions to all your favourite animals and the encounters below. Download the app HERE.

Summer Encounter Timetable (from Saturday 1st April 2023)

11:00am – Amur Leopard (Ussuri Falls)

11:30am – Humboldt Penguin (Inca Trail)

11:30am – African Animals (Kingdom of the Wild Paddock)

11:45am – Komodo Dragon (Dragons of Komodo)

12:00pm – Rainforest Animals (Rainforest Walkthrough)

12:00pm – Patagonian Sea Lion (Playa Patagonia)

12:15pm – Bornean Orangutan (Rajang’s Forest)

12:30pm – Eurasian Grey Wolf (Call of the Wild)

12:30pm – African Elephant (Outside Paddock)

12:45pm – Mandrill (Edge of Africa)

1:00pm – Amur Tiger (Tiger Taiga)

1:00pm – Chimpanzee (Chimpanzee Lookout)

2:00pm – Patagonian Sea Lion (Playa Patagonia)

2:30pm – Smooth-coated Otter (Otter Creek)

2:45pm – Giant Tortoise (Walking Giants)

2:45pm – Mangabey Monkey (Mangabey Mangrove)

3:00pm – Edge of Africa (See Board at Mandrill Enclosure)

3:00pm – Vulture (Vulture Valley)

3:00pm – Patagonian Sea Lion (Playa Patagonia)

3:30pm – Red Panda (Wilds of Asia)

3:30pm – Meerkat (Suricata Sands)

3:45pm – Chimpanzee (Chimpanzee Lookout)

4:15pm – Humboldt Penguin (Inca Trail)

See Board at Enclosure – Malayan Sun Bear (Bears of the Rising Sun)

Summer Training Sessions (from Saturday 1st April 2023)

Monday 1:00pm – Amur Tiger (Tiger Taiga)

Tuesday 1:00pm – Chimpanzee (Chimpanzee Lookout)

Wednesday 12:00pm – Malayan Sun Bear (Bears of the Rising Sun)

Thursday 3:00pm – Farm Animals (Familiar Friends)

Friday 1:00pm – Chimpanzee (Chimpanzee Lookout)

Saturday 2:30pm – Slender-snouted Crocodile (Chimpanzee Lookout)

Sunday 3:00pm – Farm Animals (Familiar Friends)

*Please note that it will not be possible to attend all our animal encounters in a single visit to Colchester Zoo.

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