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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A few months ago we welcomed two Amur leopards who have since settled in really well! Crispin our male is very good at interacting with the enrichment his keepers create for him, he particularly enjoys paper sacks hanging from branches. Esra...

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Colchester Zoo are excited to announce the hatching of 2 healthy Crowned Crane chicks. Mum Camilla and Dad Charles are being very attentive to the chicks who can be seen exploring their home at the Edge of Africa. Crowned cranes...

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Over the past year, Flossy, one of our White rhino has been receiving treatment for a skin condition which appeared as weeping growths. This has been kept under control and managed by keepers and our veterinary team to treat the problem...

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We are very excited to announce that our Victorian crowned-pigeon chick, who was born on the 27th May has now fledged the nest! The chick stayed close to mum Violet and dad Ozzy during the first few weeks, with them both...

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We’re pleased to announce that we have welcomed a number of penguin chicks who hatched out throughout April & May within our two Humboldt penguin groups!  Whilst the chicks are still young our keepers keep a close eye on them and...


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