Encounters

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.

Winter Encounter Timetable (from Saturday 1st October 2022)

10:30am – Worlds Apart (Various Species)

11:00am – Red Panda (Wilds of Asia)

11:15am – Koi Carp (Koi Niwa)

11:30am – Humboldt Penguin (Inca Trail)

11:45am – Pygmy Hippopotamus (Inside Kingdom of the Wild)

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

Midday (12pm) – Patagonian Sealion (Playa Patagonia)

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

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

1:00pm – Chimpanzee (Chimpanzee Lookout)

1:00pm – Amur Tiger (Tiger Taiga)

2:00pm – Patagonian Sealion (Playa Patagonia)

2:30pm – Giant Tortoise (Walking Giants) *Encounter may be cancelled in poor weather

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

2:45pm – Bornean Orangutan (Rajang’s Forest)

2:45pm – Amur Leopard (Ussuri Falls)

3:00pm – Edge of Africa (Check the board near Hyenas for the encounter details)

3:15pm – Slender-tailed Meerkat (Suricata Sands)

3:15pm – Chimpanzee (Chimpanzee Lookout)

SEE BOARD AT ENCLOSURE FOR TIMES – Malayan Sun Bear (Bears of the Rising Sun)

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

For more information on our re-opening please click here.

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