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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 General
It’s nearly a year since Winter the reindeer became Santa’s little helper and over the last few months, Santa, Winter and the elves have been very busy prepping for Christmas. Throughout the year, Santa receives hundreds upon hundreds of letters from children...

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

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

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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