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We are deeply saddened to have said a final goodnight to Rajang It is with a very heavy heart that we have had to say a final goodnight to our fellow friend Rajang on Wednesday 12th December. Our dear Orangutan, Rajang,...

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Our male Juvenile Komodo Dragon are now up for adoption! Our Komodo Dragon youngsters are named Satali, Talibo and Atal after ‘SATALIBO’, the biggest mountain on the island of Komodo. Sadly our breeding pair of Komodo dragons (male Telu and female...

in General
Today we have informed all visitors on site that we are performing a drill of the ‘Dangerous Animal Escape Procedure’. This is now taking place and visitors have been kindly asked to follow instructions given by staff during this time. Please...

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On the 26th November Colchester Zoo was announced as the WINNER of the Digital Communications and Presence 2018 Award at the annual BALPPA awards evening! BALPPA is The British Association of Leisure Parks, Piers and Attractions, they host this special event...

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SAVE this Christmas and purchase a unique gift for your friends and family! SAVE this Christmas and purchase a unique gift for your friends and family! This Christmas Colchester Zoo is offering some incredible discounts on selected Animal Experience Christmas Gift...

OPENING TIMES

4.30pm close or dusk if earlier (Except for Christmas Starlight Nights) 
Last admission to zoo grounds at 3.30pm

24th November, 1st, 8th, 15th, 22nd, 23rd December - 7.30pm close - Christmas Starlight Nights
Last admission to zoo grounds at 6.30pm

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