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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On Thursday 28th February Tembo the African bull elephant at Colchester Zoo underwent a ground-breaking procedure performed by some of the top veterinary and dental professionals from the UK who have undertaken animal veterinary procedures worldwide. Unfortunately, Tembo had an abscess...

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On the morning of the 2nd December 2018 we welcomed 3 adorable bush dog pups! Since their arrival mum Nina and dad Nico have been very attentive and keepers have also been keeping a close eye on this growing family. The...

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In January a Fiji Banded Iguana was transferred from Germany and we are delighted that he has settled nicely into his new home. We are excited to welcome this endangered reptile to Colchester Zoo in the hope that we may join...

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2019 it’s the year of the pig in the Chinese calendar! In Chinese culture, pigs are the symbol of wealth. Here at Colchester Zoo we have 4 different species of pigs, the Kunekune pigs, the Visayan warty pigs, red river hogs...

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We are excited to announce that on the morning of the 2nd December 2018, keepers arrived to find 3 adorable bush dog pups cuddled up with mum Nina, our female bush dog! Nina and her pups are doing extremely well and...


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