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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 Action for the Wild & UmPhafa
Action for the Wild is committed to rhino conservation. We have supported Save the Rhinos International in their efforts to protect rhinos from poaching since 2006 and have, to date, donated over £85,000. Our donation for 2018 will be used for...

in General
Colchester Zoo is once again pleased to announce that we have been presented with not one but three Essex Mum 2018 awards! Once again, we are honoured to have been voted the winner of the Best Day Out: Outdoors award for...

in Animals
In June we welcomed a female red panda cub! Mum Liwei has been very attentive over the last few months and dad An An had been checking on mum and baby regularly. Since then our keepers have chosen a name for...

in Animals
We are excited to announce that a female warthog has recently joined us here at Colchester Zoo! Meet Margo! She transferred here from the Nerthlands in August and has settled in nicely to her new home. Warthogs are one of the...

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...

OPENING TIMES

4.30pm close or dusk if earlier (Except for Christmas Starlight Nights) 
Last admission to zoo grounds at 3.30pm

24th November, 1st, 8th, 15th, 22nd, 23rd December - 7.30pm close - Christmas Starlight Nights
Last admission to zoo grounds at 6.30pm

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