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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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Colchester Zoo Access on Sunday 9th September 2018 Road Closures On the 9th September roads surrounding Colchester Zoo will be closed for the Colchester Stampede Half marathon however please be assured that the zoo will still be accessible for visitors. Between 9.00am...

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We are excited to announce that at the end of July 2018 we welcomed 5 rock hyrax pups! The new arrivals were born to our two females Helga and Hazel just a few days apart! Since their arrival the pups have...

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Please be aware that the larger play area of our soft play complex, Jungle Tumble, will be closed from Monday 10th - Friday 14th September, due to annual maintenance work including a thorough deep clean. From Monday 17th - Friday 21st...

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Our 5 penguin fledglings have all recently left their nest boxes and are enjoying spending time with the rest of the group! They have been also spending a lot of time in their pools, cooling off and enjoying the sunshine!  ...

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Otto meets the crash! On the 25th June 2018 Colchester Zoo was delighted to welcome back an old friend! Otto the male rhino returned to us after being away for over a year at another park. The purpose of this move...

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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