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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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Please be aware that road improvements on the B1022 (Maldon Road) outside Colchester Zoo’s main entrance/exit have been scheduled by Essex Highways to begin on Monday 21st January 2019. We expect that this work may cause some delays on entering Colchester...

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Colchester Zoo is home to 240 species and every January we undertake a yearly stock take as a requirement of our zoo license. Our data, along with many other zoos will be submitted to a central database and to the British...

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Please be aware that the larger play area of our soft play complex, Jungle Tumble, will be closed from Monday 14th - Friday 18th January due to annual maintenance work including a thorough deep clean. From Monday 21st - Friday 25th...

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As the end of the year draws to a close it is an ideal time for reflection and to look forward to what the New Year will bring. 2018 was a very emotional year for Colchester Zoo with a number of...

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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...

OPENING TIMES

4.30pm close or dusk if earlier
Last admission to zoo grounds at 3.30pm

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