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

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 Enclosures & Development
Colchester Zoo has begun some exciting work at our main entrance to develop a brand new admissions building! This is part of a number of phases to improve our entrance and retail areas with phase 1 already under way to build...

in Enclosures & Development
Colchester Zoo is excited to announce that we have now opened our new boardwalk in memory of our late chimpanzee Billy-Joe who we sadly lost in March 2018. At over 40yrs old Billy-Joe was one of the longest standing residents at...

in Enclosures & Development
Colchester Zoo has reopened the full pathway around Elephant Kingdom so visitors can enjoy the views from our ‘Elephant Bush Walk’ giving visitors the chance to walk the full length of our two elephant paddocks including the chance to see our...

in Enclosures & Development
We are now underway with phase 1 of the redevelopment of Lion Rock to expand and enhance our pride of African Lion’s home. This redevelopment also includes redevelopment of the black and white colobus monkey enclosure situated next door. We are...


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

29th September
9.30am - 9.30pm

30th September
9.30am - 6.00pm

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