There's always a new story to tell at Colchester Zoo, from welcoming new arrivals, to exciting things to see and discover.


in Action for the Wild & UmPhafa
Over 25 and looking to make a difference with your holiday this year? Action for the Wild are delighted to offer a special two week internship placement on Umphafa Private Nature Reserve in South Africa. This is a chance for anyone from...

in Animals
After welcoming a young white rhino calf on Friday 3rd February we can now confirm that recent mum Emily had a son!  As he continues to grow in size and confidence and the weather gets warmer, his keepers recently introduced him...

in Animals
On the 8th February 2017 Colchester Zoo welcomed an extremely exciting new arrival…a female Amur Tiger! Our new resident Tiger is named Taiga, she is nearly 2 years old and has come from Kristiansand, Norway. It is by coincidence that Taiga...

in Animals
We are delighted to announce the exciting news that after a whopping pregnancy of 16 months, white rhino Emily has successfully given birth. Emily's keepers had been anticipating the birth which generally takes place at night for some time. However, Emily...

in General
Book and pay for your extraordinary animal experience by the 31st March 2017 and you’ll receive the 5th person free! For just £160 per person you and 4 friends can take part in this fantastic experience package which includes exclusive behind...


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9.30am – 5.00pm or dusk if earlier*

*Last admission 4.00pm

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