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Colchester Zoo

This page provides a summary of basic information for this animal park as at 04/02/2001. To check for up to date information and full details please visit the official website at :

www.colchester-zoo.co.uk

 

Name
Colchester Zoo

Address:
Stanway Hall, Maldon Road, Stanway, Colchester,CO3 5SL

Telephone number:
01206 331292

Fax Number
01206 331392

E-mail address

colchester.zoo@btinternet.com

Opening Hours

Everyday except Christmas Day
9.30am to 5.30pm (summer)
closes one hour before dusk in winter

Facilities

  • Guide Book & information leaflet

  • Cafeteria' s, snack bars & kiosks around the zoo

  • Gift shop

  • Free car park

  • Lockers

  • Baby changing & Feeding

  • Toilets

Feeding

  • Big cats
  • Chimp Feeding (Duration 15 mins)
  • Elephant Feeding ( Duration 15mins)
  • Otter Feed (duration 5 mins)
  • Seal Feeding ( Duration 10 mins)
  • Small Mammal Feed (Duration 10 mins)

Shows

  • Elephant Bathtime
  • Falconry Display (Duration 30 mins)
  • *Keeper Encounter
  • Macaw Display
  • Penguin Parade (Duration 15 mins)
  • Reptile Encounter (Duration 15 mins)
  • Sealion Display (Duration 20 mins)

Acres

40

Other

 

Number Of Species

Number of animals

  Number of Species Number of Specimens
Mammals

75

290

Birds

49

170

Reptiles

35

154

Amphibians

3

6

Fish

0

0

Invertebrates

0

0

Totals

162

620

 
Annual number of visitors Number of staff Area in acres Association memberships

310,000

50

40

 

 

  Your Day at Colchester Zoo
  * Easter-September
**Additional show July & August
9.30am Zoo opens
11.00am Reptile Encounter (Duration 15 mins)
11.15am Elephant Feeding ( Duration 15mins)
12.00pm Falconry Display (Duration 30 mins)
12.00pm Penguin Parade (Duration 15 mins)
12.15pm Sealion Display (Duration 20 mins)
12.30pm Small Mammal Feed (Duration 10 mins)
12.30pm *Keeper Encounter
12.45pm Elephant Feeding ( Duration 15mins)
12.45pm Macaw Display
1.00pm Seal Feeding ( Duration 10 mins)
1.00pm Otter Feed (duration 5 mins)
1.30pm Falconry Display (Duration 30 mins)
2.00pm Reptile Encounter (Duration 15 mins)
2.15pm Elephant Feeding ( Duration 15mins)
2.15pm Sealion Display (Duration 20 mins)
2.45pm Macaw Display
2.45pm *Keeper Encounter
3.00pm Elephant Bathtime
3.15pm Falconry Display (Duration 30 mins)
3.15pm Sealion Display (Duration 20 mins)
3.30pm Chimp Feeding (Duration 15 mins) WINTER ONLY
3.30pm Elephant Feeding ( Duration 15mins)
3.30pm Big Cat Feeding except Fridays(Duration 30 mins) starts at lions (Winter)
3.45pm Macaw Display
4.00pm Otter Feed (duration 5 mins)
4.00pm Seal Feeding ( Duration 10 mins)
4.00pm Big Cat Feeding except Fridays (Duration 30 mins) starts at lions (Mar to Oct)
4.15pm Reptile Encounter (Duration 15 mins)
4.30pm *Falconry Display (Duration 30 mins)
4.30pm *Penguin Parade (Duration 15 mins)
5.00pm **Elephant Feeding ( Duration 15mins)
5.00pm *Chimp Feeding (Duration 15 mins )
5.00pm **Macaw Display
5.15pm **Sealion Display (Duration 20 mins)
5.00pm Zoo Closes- Oct to Mar ( dusk if earlier)
6.00pm Zoo closes -Easter to Oct
6.30pm Zoo closes - July & Aug

Colchester zoo is owned by the Tropeano family and their love of animals, conservation and education is evident from the way this zoo is run. Colchester zoo was started in 1963 and has always been a good zoo but has undergone many major improvements in recent years. The zoo has also bought up adjacent land on which to continue to expand and improve in future years. The zoo also regularly receives awards from the English Tourist Board and receives almost half a million visitors a year. To see the zoo at a comfortable pace and to see the various shows and feeding times you will need to spend the whole day there.

The zoo is in the grounds of Stanway Hall and is on undulating ground interspersed with woodland and lakes.

Rating 9/10

 

 

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Last Updated 04/02/2001