Colchester Zoo in United Kingdom

Colchester Zoo
Photo © <a href="">Nat Bocking</a>
Photo © Nat Bocking


Address Maldon Rd.
Zip-code CO3 5SL
Place Colchester
Country United Kingdom
Website Website


Key People


Elephant department

Head keepers
of elephants

Elephant keepers-now: Terry Shelton
1994-: Claire Bennet
Record history
History of updates2020-10-01

Latest document update2020-10-30 07:03:11
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Colchester Zoo, located at Maldon Rd., in Colchester, United Kingdom , was founded in 1963.

Living elephants

At the Colchester Zoo lives 4 elephants with records in this database: (detail list)
  1. Opal born 1982
  2. Tanya born 1981
  3. Tembo born 1983
  4. Zola born 1982

References for records about Colchester Zoo

Recommended Citation

Koehl, Dan (2024). Colchester Zoo, Elephant Encyclopedia. Available online at (archived at the Wayback machine)

Sources used for this article is among others:

Colchester Zoo on

Colchester Zoo is mentioned on Elephant News:

DateLinks which opens in new window
2013-05-05Visitors to colchester zoo were surprised to see a helicopter land in the elephant enclosure today after a teenager was taken ill. - Elephant News
2010-08-20Giant step forward as addo elephants’ territory doubles (video) - Elephant News
2009-01-30Elephant paternity mix-up at zoo - Elephant News
2009-01-27Opal the elephant is pregnant - Elephant News
2008-10-17British zoo celebrates first elephant in the uk to conceive by artificial insemination - Elephant News
2008-09-12Elephants show how to have fun - Elephant News
2007-12-28African elephants jambo and kito set to leave colchester zoo to bioparc valencia in spain - Elephant News

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