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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
On the 16th June we saw the birth of a Blue duiker calf. Mum Jasmine has been very attentive to the new calf over the last few months and is healthy and strong. We can now confirm that our calf is...

in Animals
We are extremely excited to announce that we have welcomed a pair of crowned lemurs for the very first time here at Colchester Zoo! Our female Triskie, who is a light grey colour arrived on the 23rd July, quickly followed by...

in Animals
Our 4 smooth-coated otter pups are continuing to grow and are becoming more confident within our otter family. They enjoy spending their time in the water and playing with their other family members. We confirmed back in July that our otter...

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 Animals
On the 10th July, we announced that our female Kirk Dik Dik Daenerys gave birth to a single calf!  We can now confirm that our young calf is male and his keepers have since named him Davos. The dik-dik is one...

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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