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


in Animals
We have welcomed 3 pairs of twin pygmy goat kids at Colenso Village born between the 11th and 13th of March! The twins were born to Cupid, Gretchen and Bow. Cupid had twin girls, Gretchen had 1 girl and 1 boy...

in General
Colchester Zoo keeper Dave Morgan has been sharing his knowledge and assisting the Kumasi Zoo in Ghana, West Africa. Dave has visited the zoo twice now with his most recent visit being in February 2017. During this trip Dave ran educational...

in General
SOLD OUT!- Afternoon tea is now fully booked.  In celebration of Mother’s Day we are delighted to be able to offer visitors the chance to book Afternoon Tea on Saturday 25th & Sunday 26th March. Enjoy your Afternoon Tea from 3pm at...

in Action for the Wild & UmPhafa
Research student Shareen Sauders talks of her time at UmPhafa and her study of the plant species in the area:  As part of my placement year at university, I am currently undertaking a three month internship at Umphafa Private Nature Reserve....

in General
Colchester Zoo's keeper Matt Hughes is celebrating a fantastic weight loss having reduced his body weight by half! After reaching 25 stone Matt decided to change his eating habits and as a result he has successfully lost 12 and a half...


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9.30am – 5.00pm or dusk if earlier*

*Last admission 4.00pm

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