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ZOO NEWS

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

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in Animals
It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of Sam, one of our male Humboldt penguins who passed away on the 11th September 2018. Sam was one of the first Humboldt penguins to successfully hatch here at Colchester Zoo...

in General
We’ve offering your Zooper SAVINGS October half term! Book our Zooper Combi ticket deal to visit this August and 2 adults + 2 children can enter the zoo for just £60.00!* That’s a saving of over £17.00 off our gate price!...

in Enclosures & Development
At the start of 2018 our black and white colobus monkeys temporarily moved in with our Patas monkeys as their old enclosure was demolished as part of the Lion Rock development project. Since then work on their new home has been...

in Action for the Wild & UmPhafa
We have seen a record number of 92 interns visiting Colchester Zoo's UmPhafa Reserve this year!  We welcomed 39 students from Essex University, Writtle University College and East Coast College, with the remaining 53 made up of interns visiting the reserve...

in Action for the Wild & UmPhafa
On Friday 31st August we saw the introduction of 41 new impala onto the reserve! This was made up of 2 adult males, 1 sub adult male, 31 adult females, 2 juvenile males and 5 juvenile females. We are hopeful that...

OPENING TIMES

8th September - 28th September: 
9.30am - 6.00pm

29th September
9.30am - 9.30pm

30th September
9.30am - 6.00pm

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