Start Date1st Jul 2023 End Date1st Jul 2023
EXCLUSIVE PASSHOLDER EVENT!
See the zoo in a different light as our doors open early from 7:30am for a rare opportunity to enjoy a number of special morning animal encounters!
Saturday 1st July 2023
To enjoy this exciting and rare event, you must hold a valid Colchester Zoo Pass, so BUY YOURS TODAY, to avoid missing out! Visit our Passholder page HERE to purchase yours today.
Selected catering outlets will also be open early. Pop by Penguini’s Restaurant, Snack Shack, Meerkat Hangout or Waterhole so that you can enjoy a tasty treat or a full breakfast to start your day!
Anyone under the age of 16yrs MUST be accompanied by a responsible guardian over the age of 18yrs. We will not admit anyone unaccompanied under the age of 16yrs.
Timetable of Encounters
Please see the location and time of each encounter – CLICK HERE for a MAP showing each encounter location.
TIME ANIMAL ENCOUNTER LOCATION 7:45am Rainforest Rainforest Walkthrough 7:50am Bornean Orangutan Rajang’s Forest (Upper outside viewing area by All Saints Church) 8:00am Guinea Pigs Familiar Friends 8:00am Humboldt Penguin Inca Trail 8:00am Red Panda Wilds of Asia 8:10am Oxford Sandy and Black Pig The Pig Patch 8:15am Buffy-headed Capuchin Near the main entrance 8:15am Colenso Village (Goats and Sheep) Familiar Friends 8:15am Slender-tailed Meerkat – Feed and morning check Suricata Sands 8:30am Gelada Baboon Gelada Plateau 8:30am Cherry-crowned Mangabey Mangabey Mangrove 8:30am Komodo Dragon Dragons of Komodo 8:45am Smooth-coated Otter Otter Creek 8:50am Cheetah Edge of Africa 8:50am Malayan Sun Bear Bears of the Rising Sun (Upper viewing area) 9:00am Bush Dog Lost Madagascar Train Station by Tiger Taiga 9:00am African Elephant Elephant Kingdom (Outside paddock) 9:00am Patagonian Sea Lion Playa Patagonia (Upper viewing pool and lower tunnel) 9:10am Reticulated Giraffe, Maneless Zebra, White Rhino, Greater Kudu and Crowned Crane Kingdom of the Wild (Outside paddock) 9:20am Mandrill Monkey Edge of Africa
PLEASE NOTE: It is NOT possible to see ALL encounters taking place during the event as some encounters take place at the same time as others to give more options for our visitors. All activities, terms & conditions, dates, times and prices are subject to change.
CLICK HERE to renew or purchase a zoo pass.
Standard Entry Terms and Conditions apply to this event – please read them HERE