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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 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...

in General
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...

in Animals
We are deeply saddened to have said a final goodnight to Rajang It is with a very heavy heart that we have had to say a final goodnight to our fellow friend Rajang on Wednesday 12th December. Our dear Orangutan, Rajang,...

in Animals
Our male Juvenile Komodo Dragon are now up for adoption! Our Komodo Dragon youngsters are named Satali, Talibo and Atal after ‘SATALIBO’, the biggest mountain on the island of Komodo. Sadly our breeding pair of Komodo dragons (male Telu and female...

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

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