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.

Summer Encounter Timetable (from Saturday 2nd April 2022)

11:00am – Red Panda (Wilds of Asia)

11:15am – Koi Carp (Koi Niwa)

11:30am – Humboldt Penguin (Inca Trail)

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

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

Midday (12pm) – Rainforest Animals (Rainforest Walkthrough)

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

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

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

12:45pm – Mandrill (Edge of Africa)

1:00pm – Amur Tiger (Tiger Taiga)

1:00pm – Chimpanzee (Chimpanzee Lookout)

2:00pm – Patagonian Sealion (Playa Patagonia)

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

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

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

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

3:00pm – Vulture (Vulture Valley)

3:30pm – Amur Leopard (Ussuri Falls)

3:30pm – Slender-tailed Meerkat (Suricata Sands)

3:45pm – Chimpanzee (Chimpanzee Lookout)

4:00pm – Patagonian Sealion (Playa Patagonia)

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


Training Sessions

Training Sessions give the exciting chance to see how our Animal Care Team interact and work with our animals so that they can keep an eye on their health and well-being.

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

Summer Training Timetable (from Saturday 2nd April 2022)

MONDAYS 1:00pm – Amur Tiger Training Session (Tiger Taiga)

TUESDAYS 1:00pm – Chimpanzee Training Session (Chimpanzee Lookout)

WEDNESDAYS 12:00pm (midday) – Malayan Sun Bear Training Session (Bears of the Rising Sun – LOWER viewing area)

THURSDAYS 3:00pm – Farm Animal Training Session (Familiar Friends)

FRIDAYS 1:00pm – Chimpanzee Training Session (Chimpanzee Lookout)

SATURDAYS 2:30pm – Slender-snouted Crocodile Training Session (Chimpanzee Lookout)

SUNDAYS 3:00pm – Farm Animal Training Session (Familiar Friends)

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

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

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