Colchester Zoo is home to over 200 species set in 60 acres of parkland and lakes!
As you navigate your way around Colchester Zoo, you’ll visit many different habitats and see animals from around the world. From the humid home of our Komodo dragons to our very own Africa plain, home to the white rhino, giraffes, ostrich, zebra, and kudu.
The zoo also has many fantastic undercover areas, and a range of delicious food options so there’s no need to worry about a picnic! PLUS, there are loads of gifts and treats in the shop, so you can find the perfect souvenir to remember your day! The Outpost Gift Shop is accessible without having to enter the zoo so you can even pop by for a spot of shopping or to find the perfect gift for a loved one.
Colchester Zoo has always cared passionately about the world’s threatened species and created its charity Action for the Wild to assist conservation projects worldwide. This includes their own project, the UmPhafa Private Nature Reserve in KwaZulu Natal, South Africa.
As a privately owned zoo, funding the zoo’s further development as well as assisting these projects in the wild is only possible with the support of the community, through all your visits and the funds Colchester Zoo receive from retail and catering sales.
Colchester Zoo has implemented and enforced numerous safety measures to ensure the zoo remained a COVID-free environment and safety for staff and visitors alike.
We will be lead by Government guidance and will continue to have safety measures in place however it is also the responsibility of visitors to ensure their own safety and others whilst in the park.